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New a/c parts - flush remaing components?

RickMar on Thu May 21, 2009 9:47 PM User is offline

Year: 1999
Make: Mercuy
Model: Mountaineer
Engine Size: 5.0L
Country of Origin: United States

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
I few years ago I just about fried my a/c compressor.
It was grinding and rattling until one day when I turned the vehicle off and everything cooled down...the engine would not turn over until I disconnected the belt.
I was not aware that I was circulating metal all through the system.
I thought everything was all contained in the compressor and all I would need to do is replace the compressor and have the system charged,

Now I am aware of the damage that I have done throughout the whole system which involves flushing/vacuuming of the system.
I was advised at this forum I need a new compressor, condenser, orifice tube and accumulator/dryer. Also, to flush the remaining parts completely and dry to bare metal.

Could you tell me if I can flush the manifold and tube assembly and other associated hoses that involve the system?

Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Chick on Thu May 21, 2009 9:59 PM User is offlineView users profile

You can flush them but make sure they are clean, use a lot of air when you are done flushing.. Did you inspect the O tube yet? that will be a good indication of the damge done to the system..

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