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Video of my new A/C Compressor - is my system undercharged?

BlackReef on Sat December 03, 2011 7:31 PM User is offline

Year: 1998
Make: Ford
Model: Explorer
Engine Size: 5.0
Refrigerant Type: R134A
Country of Origin: United States


I just installed my new compressor after flushing the entire A/C system, replacing the condenser, accumulator and orifice tube. Had the system evac'd and charged.

I notice immediately that the new A/C compressor is very noisy, and you can hear it over the 5.0 exhaust when the clutch on it starts/stops. I've uploaded a video, is there something not right here?

It seems to be blowing pretty cold air so far though, and the accumulator is dripping with condensation and is cold, so the freon seems to be circulating, atleast for now. If this system is undercharged, do I need a complete evac and recharge just to get it to the right levels?

Here is the video, let me know (also notice the low pressure side gauge):

TRB on Sat December 03, 2011 8:39 PM User is offlineView users profile

How much oil & refrigerant is in the system. What are the pressure readings both low and high side? Need to know as much info as you can provide to help determine if you have vaild concerns.


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