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Old 07-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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AC compressor replacement

My engine driven AC compressor is shot. You can feel grinding and play in the pulley with the belt off and turning by hand. I'm thinking of replacing it myself then taking it to a shop to have the system charged with freon. Does anyone know what other parts need to be replaced and what about flushing the system?

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On my rig I had to replace two dryers (@ $20 each online) and the compressor ($200+ online) and the 134a (8lbs).

I could have just replaced the AC Clutch on the 17 year old compressor and not opened the system. But I decided to go the whole route due to its age.

If you do not have the rear OTR Bus Air option that cools the bedroom from the engine compressor, you will likely need less 134a and only one dryer.

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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No I don't have that so just one dryer. It sounds easy enough. I replaced one on a truck of mine several years ago but I couldn't remember what all I changed. Seems like there was some sort of orifice somewhere. Maybe that was because I converted from R12 to 134. My biggest concern with my MH is if this old compressor pumped junk/metal shavings through the system. How do I go about flushing it out. I have a 30 gallon shop air compressor. Can I just blow it out with air?
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Depending on the compressor failure, you may need to flush the system first, add driers and then evacuate and recharge. You also need to get ALL of the old oil out of the system (it is not in just the compressor) and get the right amount back into the system.

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