AC Compressor Toast and Metal in AC System? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Problems Forum Having Trouble? Post here

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 06-10-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
AC Compressor Toast and Metal in AC System?

AC went to blowing only hot. Compressor was not kicking on and come to find out the "relay" (?) that kicks it on is fried and the gap is too big for the circuit to complete. Add to that the dealer says the compressor is history and there is "metal in the cooling system" that needs to be flushed.... or better yet, replace all the components with new ones. This is not under warranty (by 6k miles) and the dealer wants $1,500 to do the job.

I've looked up compressors and the entire parts list for the OEM compressor and all the components, hoses, etc. is only $350 from many places. Is this really over $1k in labor? Does the freaking cab need to come off or something for this? How hard would it be to do the job myself?

Any input is appreciated!
StickyTOES is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 06-11-2013, 09:54 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You'd just need a new compressor, hoses are a good idea, condensor, and a good flush of the system. There should be a filter in one of the hoses can't remember which one which should prevent metal going into the evaporator core.

But you'd have to make sure it gets a very good flush and at least a replacement of those listed items. As far as cost I'm not sure how much labor it is.
Jon5212 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome