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jacmac

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AC compressor
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:03:45 PM »
There seems to be oil leaking from the front of my AC compressor any ideas,what the problem is & how to fix it?? I dont know much about compressors,never worked on one.Thanks
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 11:59:25 PM »
Sounds like you have a bad front seal. If it's your original, you should have it rebuilt. If it's not (or you don't care about "matching"), then you can get a replacement at your local auto parts store.

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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 01:33:30 AM »
Well it was rebuilt 7 yrs ago just got the car done 8 months ago.Compressor is original so it needs a rebuild?? Cant just replace the seal?? Thanks
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 01:45:13 AM »
Yes, the seal can be replaced, but 7 years is a long time so you might want to go ahead and have them go through it again just to make sure it's in good shape. Better now when it's apart, than a few months down the road, you know?

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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 11:46:18 AM »
Thanks for your help!
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 01:37:27 AM »
The front seal can be replaced, but it requires some special tools that cost about as much as having an A/C specialist do it for you. You want the good CERAMIC seal, not the cheap carbon seal.
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 11:30:42 PM »
Thanks John I will take off the belt for now til I get it fixed!
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 02:31:35 PM »
Thanks John I will take off the belt for now til I get it fixed!

You don't have to remove the belt - just pull the green wire connector off at the clutch so it won't engage.
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 11:04:06 PM »
Well that makes it easy,Thanks John
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 10:05:27 AM »
I have the same problem and have been putting off doing anything about it due to uncertainty in who can perform the rebuild. Any suggestions in the Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia, Pa area or otherwise? Thanks

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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 11:03:11 AM »
My 68 has been parked since 1983 , A/C Working when Parked.

I am also looking for someone how can Rebuild My A/C Compressor.

Any Recommendations on Vendor ?
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Re: AC compressor
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2011, 03:54:24 PM »
I am also looking for someone how can Rebuild My A/C Compressor.

Any Recommendations on Vendor ?

Try Classic Auto Air in Tampa, Florida.
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