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firedog

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Ac engine compressor went out, will this cause debris in the hoses and the dryer? Has anyone had this problem and is it a big ticket item to fix? Thanks for any info

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It will likely NOT damage anything else. Repairs can cost $500 with refrigerant. Make sure they document what they recovered before they start the disassembly.

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What do you mean by the compressor going out? Did it lose all it's charge and quit working or did fail internally and had parts scattered? If compressor came apart internally it's best to flush the system before installing any new components.

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If the compressor is shot, I'd be really surprised if you could get it replaced for $500. That would be one heck of a deal.

When I had to change the A/C compressor on our Workhorse rig several years back, I think the compressor by itself was a bit over $200 from a local auto parts store. I think the Workhorse dealer wanted over $700 for it!!!!

Do you know that the compressor is bad, or could it be just the clutch? If it's just the clutch, that's can be quite a bit cheaper because the system doesn't have to be opened.


We could probably give better advice if you can tell us more of the symptoms you observed. How do you know it's the compressor? If the refrigerant leaks down below a certain level, the compressor won't engage to protect itself. So a leak can mask itself as a bad compressor.

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firedog wrote:

Ac engine compressor went out, will this cause debris in the hoses and the dryer? Has anyone had this problem and is it a big ticket item to fix? Thanks for any info


Depends on the failure mode.. When mine sized it did just that We Replaced the compressor but the condenser is also clogged.


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compresers fail three different ways can be a electrical failure pulley bearing and clutch failure and internal failure. if it is internal failure than filter dryer will have to be replaced and system flushed out

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Clarification of compressor issue: I had the compressor and belt replaced, the pulley seized up causing the belt to break. Hoses are corroded and need to be replaced. Question is has anyone had this issue and did you replace the hoses?Also Is having the hoses replaced a high ticket item? Thanks to everyone who have responded

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If it was only the pulley bearing that seized up, there should be no contamination of the system. If it was the actual compressor that seized up, there is likely contamination that will
need to be flushed out


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I’m sorry, I gave too much information about the compressor issue. What I need to know, if anyone had to replace their engine ac hoses and how expensive will it be? Thanks everyone for taking the time to help out

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firedog wrote:

I’m sorry, I gave too much information about the compressor issue. What I need to know, if anyone had to replace their engine ac hoses and how expensive will it be? Thanks everyone for taking the time to help out

This is very dependent on the length of the hose(s) and if there are any pieces of bent metal tubing included with the hose.

My SWAG (sophisticated wild a$$ guess) is that each hose should cost between $100-$200. There are a few shops that custom make hoses. In some cases (especially when the application is not very high volume, like a motorhome chassis), these cost LESS than an OEM replacement.

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