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A/C - Is it Factory Installed or Dealer Installed

Posted by poohbear2767 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 22, 08 at 21:26

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.

Pooh Bear

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RE: A/C - Is it Factory Installed or Dealer Installed


Got my answers on another forum.

Pooh Bear

RE: A/C - Is it Factory Installed or Dealer Installed

Pooh Bear:

And the answer was ...??

RE: A/C - Is it Factory Installed or Dealer Installed

It is Factory Installed A/C.
And it does have to have a vaccuum pulled
on the system before charging it with R134a.

Pooh Bear

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