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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-31-2018, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Why is the compressor turned on...

While using the heater? Can I disconnect the compressor?
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Manual system of EATC? Compressor runs in all modes (except VENT in the manual system) to dehumidify the air. You can pull the electrical connector off the clutch coil or pull the AC relay in the BJB to stop the compressor from running.

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@Jeff K, Thats what I do.. Saves compressor wear, and a bit of fuel mileage

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My 05 SEL Premium with EATC has a pushbutton on the ICP to turn off the AC compressor in any mode except defrost. If I didnt have that switch I would pull the AC comp relay in the BJB to disable the comp in the winter months.

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Can you just unplug the switch on the accumulator?
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Thank you very much guys. I couldn't get the clutch plug off because of the power steering pump but I didn't think about the fuse.

You just saved my day.

Got it! Now my belt won't burn up.

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Thank you very much guys. I couldn't get the clutch plug off because of the power steering pump but I didn't think about the fuse.

You just saved my day.

Got it! Now my belt won't burn up.

Unless the clutch bearing is shot and not the compressor.
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No, the compressor is froze up.
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This may be out of date, but there were recommendations to run the AC compressor in the off season, at least a few minutes a month to circulate refrigerant and oil lubrication. Supposedly keeps the "O" rings lubricated and less likely to leak?? I don't know about the newer Fords, but I had an '89 Ranger that eventually required replacement of the majority of "O" rings. Maybe the newer generation of "O" rings are better? My Ranger went to the junk yard with 336,000 miles and an intact and functioning R-12 system. It was so superior in cooling to the R134 of today and I suspect the newer refrigerants of the future.

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^^^^^ Yup, that is what I try to do on a regular basis. I run it on "warm" winter days, as if the ambient temp is under 35 deg F or so the compressor wont run as the static pressure is too low to trip the CCPS.

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