A/C - Is it Factory Installed or Dealer Installed
I'm looking up parts online to fix the A/C in our Ford Explorer.
I keep seeing references to Factory Installed and Dealer Installed.
How can I tell which one I have.
I put some R134a in it today to see what would happen.
The compressor came on but made a horrible noise.
Sounded like a base ball card in bicycle spokes.
So I am certain it needs a new compressor.
And if I replace the compressor I need to also replace??
Accumulator/Dryer, O-Rings, Oriface Tube, what else?
I watched an online video last night where some mechanics
were retrofitting an R12 system with R134a. They installed
all the components and then added R134a without pulling
a vaccuum on the system. I thought it had to be vaccuumed.
94 Ford Explorer 4 door Eddie Bauer 2 wheel drive.
Thanks for any help and advice.