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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-05, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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took t-bird 4.6l v-8 to midas today to check a/c, they say need new compressor and drier, they said was leaking from a/c compressor o-rings. they want $ 900.00 to replace drier and comp....cant i just replace o-rings and maybe hoses if needed? car is 9 yrs old so what you think ? think i should get the comp, and drier from store and have someone install or just go with the o-rings ???????

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Re: 96 t-bird a/c ?

When was it last working? Is the clutch actuating? Was the compressor making noises then? If it wasn't I would suggest it maybe has just run out of gas and I would replace the o-rings (special air-con ones) and get it re-gassed.
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the a/c was low they added 2 lbs, compressor kicked on (clutch) worked, then leaked out a lb then shut off, i just bought the car so i dont know when and how it worked. i can spin the clutch by hand freely
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Re: 96 t-bird a/c ?

what brand of compressor is it? alot of compressors are throw away items as no-one in aust supplies spare parts for them. we send compressors to singapore to have them overhauled and then returned. thats the only place we know of who do them but at about $800 a throw(incl freight) we only do it to the european stuff where the compressors can exceed $2000 for a new unit.

where are you? cos in aust $900 for a compressor replacement isnt too bad considering you're paying for a compressor, receiver dryer, labour to fit both and the regas.

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Re: 96 t-bird a/c ?

im in california. just wondered what i should do. im going to repaint and do interior which is kinda average for the age, going to cherry it out for club. i just want to do it right, thanks....Randy
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what brand of compressor is it? alot of compressors are throw away items as no-one in aust supplies spare parts for them. we send compressors to singapore to have them overhauled and then returned. thats the only place we know of who do them but at about $800 a throw(incl freight) we only do it to the european stuff where the compressors can exceed $2000 for a new unit.

where are you? cos in aust $900 for a compressor replacement isnt too bad considering you're paying for a compressor, receiver dryer, labour to fit both and the regas.
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