Model: 88 Royale
Engine Size: 3.8
Refrigerant Type: 134
Ambient Temp: 98
Pressure Low: 0
Pressure High: 0
Country of Origin: United States
History on this car.
Bought in April 2009 after sitting 2 years in a covered carport with just 45,000 miles. AC worked fine until June 2009. This car is in great shape.
Had 2 compressors installed by a local shop in just under 15 months. Now it seems that the front seal has gone out. There is oil dripping from the clutch, 0 low pressure and 0 high pressure while the engine is off.
Can this seal be replaced or do I have to replace the compressor? The AC was turned off as soon as it stopped putting out cold air. What would cause the seal to go out on a compressor that is less than 4 months old?
After the bad experience with shops I purchased the DIY kit from this site and replaced the compressor, accumulator and orifice tube hose on my daughter's PT Cruiser. Because the clutch fried and the clutch cost almost as much as the compressor, I replaced the compressor without flushing the system. So far the system is cooling.
I have done all maintaince, except AC, on all my vehicles, and the PT Cruiser was my first AC repair.
Quality is never an accident it is always the result of intelligent effort.
Edited: Tue August 10, 2010 at 4:56 PM by 77shovelhead
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