I'm new here, I have a 1997 Ford Escort, 5sp, 2.0SPI.
A little background on my a/c issue.
About a year ago I had the motor and trans yanked out and noticed some green oil on the a/c compressor. I wiped it dry after bolting it back to the motor. All was fine. I noticed over the winter that it sounded like the a/c compressor was cycling on and off when the defrost was on while on the gas. I figured something was wrong, but it still seemed to work.
Yesterday the clutch burned up on the A/c. I took apart the clutch and its toast. While I was taking the clutch off the a/c compressor last night I noticed it was covered in that odd green oil again. So I have some questions that maybe someone might know a little more about then I do.
If the Freon was low, should the a/c compressor turn on at all?
I have a 1987 Escort wagon and it does not click on at all because of the lack of Freon. I think the clutch burned up because it was cycling soon much. I'm guessing the compressor is bad because of the oil leaking around the center.
Could the compressor be bad and Freon pressure be ok, allowing it to try to kick on ?
Thanks for any info anyone can give me. The car has about 113k on it. I pretty much replaced all the parts on the motor a year ago.
New oil pump, water pump. all gaskets, timing belt, Brand new transmission, a (Got it off ebay from a rolled 2001 Focus with 305miles on it) Clutch, TOB, Pilot bearing, axles. I just hate to keep putting money into this car if its gonna keep doing this to me!