Repairing air con compressor - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 18:00 Thread Starter
E-Series Cameraman
The Goodz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Age: 32
Posts: 1,388
Repairing air con compressor

My aircon compressor in the DA is getting noisy. It starts screeching after about 2-3 mins after switching it on. It's not the belt as I've just changed it and its nice and tight. Otherwise the operation of the compressor doesn't seem affected.

How much would it cost to either repair it or even get a new or reconditioned compressor?

Cheers all

The Goodz is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 18:34
Registered User
harasn's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: flat out on a road somewhere
Posts: 334
are you sure the belt is tight as they can loosen very quickly after a new belt is fitted!

BA Falcon
Have you driven a .... GT lately....
harasn is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 19:36
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Shepparton, Victoria
Age: 33
Posts: 229
My compressor in the ea was noisey all the time and it was the bearing for the pulley that was the culprit. Replaced that and haven't had a noise problem with it since. Does it sound like a noisey bearing? Mine was noisey for startup of the car to switch off. As long as the motor ran, i had the noise.
Also, when it screeches, does the compressor stop? It could be that it's starting to seize....
Good luck is all the advice i can give you now!

EA Fairmont Ghia : 3.9L MPFI, 2.5" cat back sports exhaust, K&N panel filter. Pioneer head unit, pioneer 4" three way fronts, Pioneer 6" 3 way rears, 2x 12" subs, blue interior light.
My main pride and joy : '76 XB Fairmont GS, 250CI, 140,000 Km and all stock.... for now! (Factory air-con on the way)
SilverEA is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 20:00 Thread Starter
E-Series Cameraman
The Goodz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Age: 32
Posts: 1,388
I'm positive the belt is tight. It only makes the sound when the compressor is switched on. The compressor doesn't stop, it just makes the noise. I was thinking it may be the clutch bearing or whatever it is because as I said it only makes the noise when it is switched on.

Thanks for the help guys

The Goodz is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2003, 21:43
Two SC 61's = trouble
ebxr8240's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Penrith,nswAus/Morrinville.NZ
Age: 62
Posts: 6,360
Ahh I have a V8 compressor, would it fit ??..

Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
Passengers, myocardial infarction material..
R.I.P Possum...
ebxr8240 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-28-2003, 06:18
Registered User
XR8MICK's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: campbelltown
Posts: 110
make sure you are getting enough airflow through your condenser , check engine clutch fan , or for dirt between condenser and radiator.
when it starts making that noise, spray some water on the condenser with a hose and see if the noise stops.if it doesn't
take your belt off and check your bearings. compressor and idler
XR8MICK is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars 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:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SLS Compressor - Servicing the damn thing rapierau General Tech 3 06-03-2003 18:00
air con compressor eafairmontghia General Tech 10 01-15-2003 04:04
EL Air Con Compressor ELGhiaV8 General Tech 7 12-01-2002 03:56
How to fix bearing noise in Aircon compressor speedy General Tech 8 08-23-2002 23:03
Aircon Compressor oz_orion General Tech 16 05-13-2002 17:48

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