Just venting!!!! Can only deal with so many stupid problems at one time.....didn't check weather compressor seized yet. Guess I need to 'Cool Off' a little in something with working AC.
not to be a grammar nazi, but did you mean 'whether' or 'weather'? Did the weather outside cause your A/C compressor/pulley to seize?Just venting!!!! Can only deal with so many stupid problems at one time.....didn't check weather compressor seized yet. Guess I need to 'Cool Off' a little in something with working AC.[/b]
100? That's nothing to us down here, sorry to hear about your a/c troubles. Ford's compressor clutches are well known for this issue, not just on the Taurus. This site will help you DIY fix, for much less than a shop would. If you do decide to take it into a shop, call around for prices, but be leary if they seem too eager, and avoid the chain shops with kids fresh out of high school as mechanics. Stick with Motorcraft parts on this job.It died Tuesday @ hi 80's. Yesterday we hit 100 according to my backyard thermometer. Besides the smoke from the AC, the paint burned off the pully-ouch![/b]
The clutches can be replaced with the compressor in the car. The system doesn't have to be opened up. The labor to pull the compressor and recharge the system is the killer in this situation.Just my $.02 here, but if you clutch went out on a 75K car (I think I'm remembering you said 75K) then why wouldn't you replace the entire compressor?
My compressor lasted for 114K miles but even the A/C repair person that I took in for a diagnostic said that it was rare to see something like that. He could just be stringing me along, but if not, then that means you have roughly 30K miles left on the compressor. Repairing the entire thing now saves you from lifting the frame and taking the wheel off. You would spend about $100 ($200 for a new compressor) but wouldn't that $100 now be worth it if you get another 75K out of it?[/b]