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PHOTOS FIXED Help Identifying Compressor?

Minx on Wed June 30, 2010 11:03 AM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1993
Make: Ford
Model: Explorer
Engine Size: V6
Refrigerant Type: 134

This vehicle was converted to 134 before I bought it. I think the compressor was replaced at that time. I am not sure if it's a Motorcraft.

I need to replace the clutch. Do you know if the same clutch specified for the original vehicle would fit this compressor?

Here is the compressor.


Here is what's left of the label.



Edited: Wed June 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM by Minx

Chick on Wed June 30, 2010 11:26 AM User is offlineView users profile

It says compatible with R134a on the label, so I would say it's an FS10..any FS 10 clutch will fit, the only problem you would have if it was a FX15, would be the spline on the shaft, some were the same and some were not.. But short answer, yes, use any clutch from an FS10...

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Edited: Wed June 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM by Chick

HVargas on Wed June 30, 2010 11:58 AM User is offlineView users profile

Correct it is an FS10. If it is just the clutch you need we have one available for it.
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CCWKen on Wed June 30, 2010 8:48 PM User is offlineView users profile

Just for grins, what is the symtom or reason for replacing the clutch?

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Minx on Thu July 01, 2010 1:00 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: CCWKen
Just for grins, what is the symtom or reason for replacing the clutch?

Occasional slipping. Pressures are normal; on a hot day two weeks ago it slipped so bad that it melted a bit and smelled bad. Now it happens just when I rev the engine.

mk378 on Thu July 01, 2010 1:47 PM User is offline

That could also mean that the compressor is about to seize. Can you turn it freely by hand? You may be ahead to replace the whole unit before it blows up.

bohica2xo on Thu July 01, 2010 2:13 PM User is offline

Minx:

There are threads here that go all the way back to 2006 involving this explorer of yours. Poor cooling, overheating etc.

Now it sounds like the compressor may be headed for a lockup.

This vehicle is a tube & fin R12 vehicle. It has been converted t 134a, and could serve as the poster child for NOT converting a vehicle. Some vehicles just do not convert well, especially in warmer climates. Obviously this is one of them.

I can only recommend that when you replace the compressor & flush the system that you add mineral oil and a fresh accumulator... then charge it with R12.

I wish you the best of luck with this vehicle, but I can't see it improving without returning it to the OEM specifications.

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Minx on Sun July 04, 2010 10:12 PM User is offlineView users profile

mk378: The compressor can be turned freely by hand.

bohica2xo: The condenser is not tube-and-fin. It is one of the advanced models that year which featured a parallel condenser.

The car has had a series of maddening problems with the cooling system, ultimately attributable to a failed fan clutch and two (yes, two) failed thermostats. I've got the cooling issue under control now. The compressor clutch is a new deal.

bohica2xo on Mon July 05, 2010 2:19 AM User is offline

Sorry, last I heard this was a Tube & Fin vehicle:



Have you upgraded the condensor?

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Minx on Mon July 05, 2010 8:18 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: bohica2xo
Sorry, last I heard this was a Tube & Fin vehicle:

Have you upgraded the condensor?
B.


No, just took a closer look after that post.

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