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F350 compressor frozen

rkk on Tue January 20, 2009 3:43 PM User is offline

Year: 1996
Make: ford
Model: F350
Engine Size: 7.3 psd
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Ambient Temp: na
Pressure Low: na
Pressure High: na
Country of Origin: United States

My '96 F350 powerstroke RV with 98K miles doesn't get much use in the winter, last run 10 weeks ago and ac worked fine. Routine engine run a few days ago but now the compressor is locked, clutch works ok. No trouble history or repairs to system. Haven't checked static pressures and no apparent signs of leakage. Should I plan a total rebuild (compressor, condenser, accumulator, orifice and evap flush) or just try to free it and possibly dork the entire system (maybe I just answered my own question)? It's jammed tight enough to smoke the belt.

Thanks in advance.

TRB on Tue January 20, 2009 6:38 PM User is offlineView users profile

FS10 compressor, I would pull the OT for starters and check for debris. Results will tell the next step in the process.

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rkk on Sun February 01, 2009 2:10 PM User is offline

Left the compressor locked, removed o-tube, found 3 slivers of shiny metal, probably aluminum, and some black stuff, not much, that looked like lint. Will replace compressor, accumulator, o-tube, other soft goods, flush the other things and switch to BVA 100 oil. Thanks for the advice not to force compressor, probably saved the condensor. (apologies for double post, hit the wrong key).

RKK

TRB on Sun February 01, 2009 4:04 PM User is offlineView users profile

Your call as you have seen the debris. Condenser is a 6mm which can catch debris and for $ 80.00 with all the other work being done. Piece of mind comes into play.



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TRB on Sun February 01, 2009 10:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

Thanks for the support RK!

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