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Old 07-14-2021, 03:15 PM   #1
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1994 Bounder F53 A/C Compressor detach question


1994 Fleetwood bounder f53 chassis class a.

Problem: Ac stops Cycling on after getting warm. will not engage clutch even when engine off and in start position and pressing the ac button. after cooling off for awhile will work again. Blows cold when working too. Seems to be gap issue with spacers. I need a solution to get to the Ac compressor that is mounted on top of engine next to radiator fan. Cannot see good point to get mounting bolts off to get the compressor dislodged so I can remove the clutchplate and re-gap.

I have chassis manual but its an aftermarket denso system. I'm 6'3 and a wreck when I have to crawl and contort to access it. I've looked for youtube videos, picture instructions, but found nothing.

I shouldn't need to take hoses off compressor since they have plenty of slack. I can remove serpentine belt but when it gets to accessing bolts I'm not getting anywhere. Do you litterally have to remove the 2 radiators from the front of vehicle to access the compressor on this chassis? Anyone with a tool that can help removing the bolts for this beast that can give me the access that I need to really bad angle areas too. The clutch plate is facing front so I'm worried if i tried to remove the clutch still mounted, I may have stuff fall out and I will not be able to catch it and then have a whole nother problem.


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Old 07-14-2021, 06:50 PM   #2
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Have checked first that you have enough refrigerant in the system? I would sure hate to have go thru all this trouble, and then you discover all you needed was some Freon added.
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:12 PM   #3
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Removing the AC compressor on those old 460s is tough. There are 4 3/8" bolts on the bottom legs. A 9/16" wobble socket is almost necessary.

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Old 07-16-2021, 04:23 PM   #4
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Yes I checked the refrigerant levels and holding fine, actually had too much in there. checked the evap coil fins for crud and clean as new. I actually can test by having rv off but in on position and then try the ac switch. periodically it will just stop engaging but light will come on on ac button. happens when rv gets warm then will stop engaging. after having ac off for awhile will start working again. most things I'm finding on this rv I bought last year are from an age point. ignition switch rear light brake switch ect..This is the most likely thing I can think of at this point that gives me a chance to repair chassis ac with what i've checked already.
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Old 07-17-2021, 10:37 PM   #5
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Perhaps a faulty high pressure switch in the AC line.
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Old 08-11-2021, 10:07 AM   #6
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maybe a weak clutch on the compressor disengaging when it heats up
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