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Old 06-29-2010, 11:37 AM
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A/C Compressor & Clutch

So turning to my favorite website for help.

My a/c compressor and clutch have decided to pack it in.

So does anyone know where I can get a new compressor & clutch. Ford's part #YCC163?

Just did a EGR delete last week for $1300.00 now this!!!! *&%^^%$$###@!!!!
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:42 AM
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Holy Guacamole, my egr delete cost $275.
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Holy Guacamole, my egr delete cost $275.
he must have paid to get it installed
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:50 AM
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he must have paid to get it installed
Yes, I did. Plus I had a few other things fixed at the same time!!! Wasn't just for the EGR delete. Should have made that clear.

Was thinking ahead to prevent a HUGE problem down the line and the freakin A/C packs it in. Never fails!!!
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So whats wrong with your compressor? Is the clutch still okay, maybe just a bad leak or is it a catastrophic mechanical failure in the compressor? I bought a compressor from Tasca (my #1 OEM parts source) and swapped the clutch on my grandmothers Taurus (same compressor) and it's been perfect. Saves a bit of money too. I think I spent around $200 on the compressor. Gotta be careful with Ford AC systems if the compressor comes apart, search for "Black death" in regard to Ford AC systems.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:13 PM
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Compressor has not come apart yet, but my guy saids it's on it's way out. He checked some valve and it was plugged with aluminum shavings!!! So have to get it changed.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:22 PM
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Going to get the clutch and compressor switched out. Might as well do it all at the same time. The clutch is just pennies compared to the compressor. I have found a good source for a new part, it's just paying the labour. My mechanic did a pressure test and found not leaks in the system.

On the low side of the compressor he said the pressure is pretty high, around 60-70 psi where he said it should be aoudn 30-40 psi. I hardly use my a/c, I actaully hate using it, but when I have my young daughter in the truck and it's really warm out, I need to run it.

By myself the windows are open and the sunroof is open. It's the only way... love the truck though.

Minor set back, just don't need things like this to happen when you are still paying for the truck!!! LOL...
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:05 AM
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Word to the wise. AC compressors are not lift limited by hours. Actually, the less you use your system the worse off you are. The compressor is lubricated with oil along with it's seals. You should use your compressor at least for a few minutes quite often. I'm not saying leave it on 24/7, but kick it on even in the winter time for a few minutes to kick the oil back up. The biggest problem you can run into by not running your compressor is the front seal will begin to leak because of lack of use.

Don't run the AC with that old compressor that's sending shavings into your system anymore, get it out quick. Also make sure they change the dryer.
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I have a clutch for sale right now, NIB, all 3 pieces, im askin $160 shipped but make an offer im tired of lookin at it!
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