Model: RAM 3500
Engine Size: 5.9 DIES
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Ambient Temp: 0
Country of Origin: United States
My first post to this forum, I really wish I would have found this site before I decided to tackle this project. Lost of good stuff and people here!
Hear is what I have done so far, replaced compressor(locked up old compressor), liquid line with orifice, and dryer/accumulator. Placed 2 oz of PAG100 in the dryer and just over 2oz in the new compressor. Old compressor had no oil to measure for the replacement of new oil in new compressor.
I need to drive 10 miles to the nearest shop to get it evacuated and charged. I did not plug in the compressor so not to run the risk of it kicking on with no 134. I ran the truck for about 20 seconds and noticed the compressor is spinning but at less than 1/2 the speed of the pulley. I shut the truck down then proceeded to take this video.
I plan on taking it to the shop on monday, I need to get this truck up and running soon, been sitting for over 3 months as I have been saving for this repair and others. The fluid dripping is coolant from the overflow hose. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP IN ADVANCE!
The clutch seems to be dragging. You should be able to notice it when spinning the pulley by hand with the belt off. This may go away after it wears a little, but really it means your new compressor is not right.
If your old compressor seized, have some major flushing to do, not just add a couple ounces of PAG. Flushing out a parallel flow condenser can be a pain. Some guys just add a filter, I like it clean.
Well not much input lately. Hate to leave threads open, compressor was dropped bending the clutch in to make it drag. Was dropped from high enough that it also bent the race that the pulley rides on. Driving 300 miles each way to the big town to pick it up this weekend.
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