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mountaindew
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Jul 18, 2012, 5:17 PM

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I am putting in a rebuilt ac compressor in my 2001 dodge intrepid ES 3.2.Do I have to add any oil to the compressor after I get it in


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Jul 18, 2012, 5:34 PM

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Yes, but make sure you do turn it a dozen times or so by hand so it doesn't hydrolock and blow up. That said, I will strenuously recommend against installing a rebuilt unit as they have abysmal failure rates and can cost you way more in the long run than the difference in price for a new one. What was the reason for replacing this unit? Please read the posting in the top of this section about catastrophic failures and the procedures to follow so you don't end up losing a lot of money.


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Jul 18, 2012, 5:43 PM

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It was leaking pretty bad


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Jul 18, 2012, 5:55 PM

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I am putting in a rebuilt ac compressor in my 2001 dodge intrepid ES 3.2


That is your first very big mistake.

Reman compressor just do not work out. The failure rate is sky high and the performance is way below average.

Some of them come with oil in them and some don't and you need to find out for sure before installing it. If, in fact you do add oil, it's done before you install it.

This whole project is probably going to turn into something twice as bad as what you had in the beginning.




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Jul 18, 2012, 5:56 PM

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so it was the seal in the front of the pump that went? If so thats less to worry about. Are you changing your receiver drier at the same time? With air in the system comes moisture and if moisture hits the refrigerant it creates hydrofluoric acid which is game over fast. The drier has dessicant in it like what is in the little do not eat packs of jerky and absorbs moisture. Once it is saturated is cannot do that and its standard practice to replace it when the system is opened up due to that. Still wouldn't use the reman compressor though.


mountaindew
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Jul 18, 2012, 10:38 PM

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also replacing the drier.Doesnt sound good on the compressor


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Jul 24, 2012, 7:57 PM

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where at on the compressor do you add the compressor oil.


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Jul 24, 2012, 8:12 PM

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You don't. It has to be charged under pressure along with R134 unless the compressor is already off the car. If the compressor is on the bench, you can pout it into the line hole.




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Jul 24, 2012, 9:39 PM

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Hope your not putting motor oil in the compressor. Frown





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Jul 25, 2012, 2:28 PM

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not that stupid.It is off of the car.I wasnt sure if there was a bolt that came out to put the fluid in or not


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Jul 25, 2012, 2:49 PM

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You might want to make sure the compressor didn't come with oil. If so, drain the oil from it and add the correct amount of PAG through the suction port of the compressor.

The entire system holds only 5 oz of oil, so you want to make sure you don't over or under oil the system. If your just replacing the compressor, you can drain and record the amount of oil you drained from it. Then add that amount to the new compressor.

Understand that some lubricant would have been lost from the leak and during evacuation.

Usually in your case, the receiver and expansion valve should be replaced and the system flushed of old oil. That way you know how much oil is going to be in the system when you put it back together. The compressor will also have new oil for lubrication instead of old acidic oil.





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Jul 25, 2012, 3:34 PM

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There is no oil at all in the compressor.The compressor,drier and the evaporator are all being replaced




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