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Compressor Noise at Idle

Cougar on Wed July 01, 2009 7:55 PM User is offline

Year: 1993
Make: Ford
Model: ProbeGT
Engine Size: 2.5L
Refrigerant Type: R12
Country of Origin: United States

I have a 1993 Probe with only 24,000 miles that obviously doesn't get run much. The compressor shaft seal started to leak so I bought a reman compressor for it. The reman compressor came with 4oz of PAG oil in it which I drained. I drained the original compressor which only had about 1oz of oil in it and then added 3 oz of synthetic oil (Polymax) to the reman compressor. I evacuated the system and recharged it. Now the compressor is making ticking noises at idle which then disappear at about 1200 - 1500 rpm. The compressor is working fine except for the noise at idle. The vender is telling me that this is normal on this style compressor which I find hard to believe. He suggests adding a few more ounces of oil. Any ideas on this? The compressor is a Panasonic N1130AE4.

Chick on Wed July 01, 2009 8:44 PM User is offlineView users profile

It depemds on how loud the ticking is, and did you tell the vendor that id didn't do it before? Adding one more ounce of oil shouldn't hurt, but I don't like mixing oils anyway. It could be a reman problem, like a valve sticking. Try the one ounce more of oil, if the ticking gets louder, return the compressor, your old one didn't do it, so this one shouldn't either.. Just my opinion without hearing it myself...

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Cougar on Wed July 01, 2009 9:20 PM User is offline

I have pulled the old shaft seal and if I can find a new one I'll just reinstall the original pump. My problem is that I can't find one that I am sure will work. I am tempted to try the 21-34718 - Shaft Seal Kit which claims it is for the MATSUSHITA NL/SA CARBON. Since Panasonic is owned by Matsushita perhaps this is the right one. Unfortunately, there is no picture for me to compare it to.


My seal assembly looks like identical to this one but the seat is slightly different with an O-ring on the outer edge.


Any ideas?

Edited: Wed July 01, 2009 at 9:24 PM by Cougar

Chick on Wed July 01, 2009 9:57 PM User is offlineView users profile

Send an e-mail to the guys at ackits.com and see if they can help you, I believe the matsu and pana are the same, but can't be sure.. Hope this helps..

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TRB on Wed July 01, 2009 11:49 PM User is offlineView users profile

Possibly a SK-744N but I don't have the cross at home. Seal is for a Mitsubishi FX105V.

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Cougar on Thu July 02, 2009 12:22 AM User is offline

I sent a note to the ACkits folks. We'll see what they say.

Edited: Thu July 02, 2009 at 12:24 AM by Cougar

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