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1996 Ford Contour AC Question from Newb

Larry75 on Sat July 25, 2009 1:12 AM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1996
Make: Ford
Model: Contour
Engine Size: 2.0
Refrigerant Type: 134
Country of Origin: United States

Replacing a locked up compressor with a new kit which includes compressor, filter and accumulator. How much flush do I need to use? should I take the old filter out BEFORE I flush or clean it then put back in to flush or remove all together?. How much oil do I put back in the line after the flush?.

Thanks in advance.

HECAT on Sat July 25, 2009 8:52 AM User is offline

Take a look at flushing here. Go to the bottom of the page and download the PDF file.

How much flush you will need is dependant upon how contaminated your system is. What you have available (tooling) to flush with and the severity of the metal contamination will determine if the condenser can or should be cleaned or replaced.

Flushing is done with the compressor, filter, and orifice removed. It must be completely dry before replacing the removed components; and the oil fill required will be the full factory charge as there should be none remaining if the flushing is done correctly.

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FLUSHING TECHNICAL PAPER vs2.pdf 

Chick on Sat July 25, 2009 6:49 PM User is offlineView users profile

Don't flush thru accumulators, O tubes or other expansion devices, or hoses with mufflers..Hope this helps..(Don't flush compressors either except with the oil you'll be using..)

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