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Compressor cracked/exploded

Bench on Sat July 25, 2009 2:47 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1995
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Engine Size: 1.8 4cy
Refrigerant Type: r134
Country of Origin: United States

compressor exploded pretty much. There is a crack in the front you could slide a half dollar into. This systems has never blown cold like it is supposed to.

daman on Sat July 25, 2009 2:51 PM User is offlineView users profile

something let go,was it knocking before she blew?

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'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
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TRB on Sat July 25, 2009 2:56 PM User is offlineView users profile

TRS90 are known to blow holes in the case when too much pressure is built up.

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daman on Sat July 25, 2009 3:16 PM User is offlineView users profile

wow

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'00 Pontiac Sunfire 2200 I4 SFI
'99 Chevy 4x4 Z-71 5.7 Vortec v8 CPFI
'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
'95 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3100 v6 SFI
'88 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7 TPI(49,000 original miles)

Chick on Sat July 25, 2009 6:44 PM User is offlineView users profile

I had a bunch of pics of the Sanden scroll with holes blown in them from both civics and Dodge vans.. Have to find them... Maybe on my other hard drive...If I find them I'll repost them.. Anyway, it's much more common than you think..

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Chick on Sat July 25, 2009 7:12 PM User is offlineView users profile

Here is two that I had, funny thing is I used to get at least a few by now, but haven't had one this season yet...





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Bench on Sat July 25, 2009 7:17 PM User is offlineView users profile

i'll take some pics tomorrow. I am going to replace the parts with stuff from ackits. I would like to buy the gauges and vac pump, and do it all myself. Once again, this is why I like turning wrenches on my own stuff.

Chick on Sat July 25, 2009 7:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

You are better off doing things yourself if you have the knowledge and help. AcKits.com sells Great starter kits for the DIy'er and professionals alike..hope this helps..

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Bench on Sat July 25, 2009 7:34 PM User is offlineView users profile

I will study up on this, and live on this forum for a while. A/C systems are new to me, but it can't be any harder than rebuilding a motor, or transfer case.

TRB on Sat July 25, 2009 7:44 PM User is offlineView users profile

With the proper equipment auto a/c repair is not a difficult. It's when people try and short cut things where the issue arise.

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Edited: Sat July 25, 2009 at 7:44 PM by TRB

Chick on Sat July 25, 2009 7:51 PM User is offlineView users profile

Amen to that, but that is where I am getting most of my work this month, death kits are still the rage around here...can't tell people, they just don't believe that something so harmful can be sold, and I don't lecture them when they come back, just take their money and do it right...

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daman on Sat July 25, 2009 9:08 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: Chick
Amen to that, but that is where I am getting most of my work this month, death kits are still the rage around here...can't tell people, they just don't believe that something so harmful can be sold, and I don't lecture them when they come back, just take their money and do it right...
I try to preach the AMA gospel to the right way of repairs on these other web sites and i dang near get run off,they love then DK,lol,it's funny how little allot of people know.



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'00 Pontiac Sunfire 2200 I4 SFI
'99 Chevy 4x4 Z-71 5.7 Vortec v8 CPFI
'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
'95 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3100 v6 SFI
'88 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7 TPI(49,000 original miles)

Bench on Sat July 25, 2009 10:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

Yep, short cuts usually means doing the job twice. Funny thing is that I had two different mechanics do the charging, after each component replacement, and neither got the system blowing as cold as it should have.

It was probably my fault for not doing a proper cleaning of the hoses, not flushing the system, and not doing a final rinse with a recommend solvent.

It will be by the book this time...

rkk on Tue August 18, 2009 3:18 PM User is offline

Co-worker just had the same failure on his '97 Prelude with a big chunk blown out the side, much like the photos above, while cruising on the highway. He's the second owner, nothing done to the system on his watch, previous owner had it dealer-serviced, for what that's worth. System had been working ok but struggled on very hot, humid days but it was cycling more than last year. Now, how deep into replacement do we go? Compressor, drier, and soft goods, obviously, but I'm wondering about the condenser and TXV. Can the condenser be back-flushed? Should the TXV be replaced? Hoses will be flushed and dried and I'm thinking an in-line filter and ester oil. Any recommendations will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

TRB on Tue August 18, 2009 3:36 PM User is offlineView users profile

Should be a serpentine condenser. They can be flushed but should the more professional type flushing equipment. Simple flush gun is not going to do the job properly with this type of condenser.

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