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    Clutch Only versus Compressor Assembly Replacement

    2004 Explorer XLT 4.0 v6 with 200,000 miles Air conditioning has been working fine, car is working fine. A few days ago I get home from work and shut down the engine and I hear what can only be described as a fan being slowed down with a piece of cardboard, noise is coming from under the hood...
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    Either EXTREME cold or EXTREME heat...

    Hey everyone, Happy Thanksgiving! I've been using this site since 2009, luckily my 97 Sport hasn't been problematic. This is an A/C issue...the cold-hot knob does nothing on my Explorer. If you move it to full heat and put the selector knob on Max AC it comes out the vents ice cold... however...
  3. P

    2003 V6 Air Conditioning - Replace/Repair

    So, the air conditioning on my V6 blows room temperature, I turned the AC on max with fan all the way up and temperature all the way to cool with AC on and I noticed that the compressor never engages, so I'm pretty sure that's bad. Over the summer I'll be looking into getting the AC up and...
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    ac compressor troubleshoot

    So im trying to get my ac going. From the start of troubleshooting i manually spun the compressor to make sure it wasnt locked up, learned the system has a low pressure auto cutoff, added uv die and stop leak and recharged the system to where i believe it should run on its own, at that point i...
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    Bad A/C Compressor?

    Gentlemen, new to this forum and I have a question regarding my a/c. So yesterday, after years of solid performance, the air conditioner started blowing warm. I didn't think anything of it so I went and bought some R134 this morning thinking I was just gonna do a quick refill and that'd be that...
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    1994 Explorer XLT AC leak...

    Hey all! I'm new here. Finally became a member because I've got a question. I've got a 1994 Explorer XLT. It had been sitting in a garage for a number of years before I bought it. That was last October. Since I live in Idaho the AC hadn't really been too much of a concern. Now I'm down in...
  7. firefly1246

    v8 A/C Compressor, what is easiest way to remove it??

    Hey Guys, So it is super hot (in the 90s in SC) and I need to replace the air conditioning compressor on my v8 4x4 '04 Explorer. Can anybody offer any advice on the easiest way to remove the compressor? It doesn't appear going through the top is an option, and it looks really tough to go...
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    AC problem

    hey folks, I have a 2003 explorer 4.6 and got problem with my AC. its nice and cold within 10-15 minutes after truck starts, then blowing warm air sometimes hot depending on outside temperature. compressor is replaced last year and been working great until just few days ago. yesterday shop added...
  9. M

    HPFP High Pressure Fuel Pump and tuning

    So im told and keep reading that the HPFP is our problem with getting fuel to the engine to make more power. If i read things right as i learn about HPFP the flow rate increases as RPM increase because the cam lobe can open and close the HPFP piston faster. This means fuel supply is...
  10. M

    A/C Refrigerant Leak Help

    Hi all, This is on a 2003 Explorer XLT 4.0L V6 Turned my air on on the first really hot day (85F+) left it run and was warm. So I charged it up, worked great, then on the second day after that it was running warm again. It runs somewhat cool when the temperature outside is cool, but I'm...
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    Hello everyone first day here and some problmes to solve

    So Igot my self a 2014 Ford explorer limited with few months ago almost brand new 4k miles on it... But there's an issue I have encountered with the ac/heater. So evertime I turn my AC/heater on which ever my Truck would stalled I guess u can say for example it won't have a steady's...
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    97' Ranger AC compressor problem

    Hey folks, First time poster here, hopefully I do things right. I am currently driving a 97' Ford Ranger V6. I've been having some AC problems lately and I'm hoping to find some things to look into. Early this Summer the compressor was cycling pretty heavily and I took that as a sign...
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    98 Ranger Compressor On & Off

    Hi all, First time posting. Appreciate any help you may be able to give. I recently replaced the compressor, drier, and orifice tube. Wanted to do it the right way so I had a friend who does AC help me evacuate, pull vacuum and charge up. When idle the system seems fine. When driving the...
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    91 Ford Explorer A/C issues

    Whats up guys, Im new to the forum (as far as being registered) but I have used you guys info to fix a lot of things on my truck. Here's the issue that had me to sign up as I can't seem to fix the problem I am having. So I bought this truck for work and the A/C isn't working. It was a mess...
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    98 Ford Explorer A/C issues

    Ok so The A/C in my explorer hasn't worked for about 2 years. I got it 3 years ago and after the winter of the first year it simply wouldn't produce cold air. Up until now it didn't really big me but it's been one hot summer so I figured I'd give it a shot. So I bought a recharge kit from a...
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    AC is hot, low side pressure ok???

    I've searched the forum for a couple days, but I'm not sure what to do. Apologies if this has been covered already. My AC blows warm, but everything else works. I got an AC pro kit, and measured the low side pressure, which was only slightly low. I filled it, rechecked, and nothing. Waited a...
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    AC blows hot. Rookie posting here. Pressure said 110 on recharge can.

    So my ac started blowing hot air. After a day of this, it just started blowing cold AC again without any work. That lasted about a week. Now, it's been hot air for 2 weeks. So I got a recharge 134a kit, and followed instructions. The pressure gauge went to just over 100, in the red...
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    A/C Compressor won't engage automatically

    I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place...we have hit a DEAD END!! Working on a 1997 Explorer 4.0L V6 engine...hubby has drained the freon and refilled it and confirmed no leaks--he can jumper the compressor manually and it comes on and cools just fine. Compressor won't engage on its...
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    HELP FOR 2000 EXP A/C Compressor

    Brand new compressor installed but clutch doesn't engage. What to do? Having my first baby in 1 week and REALLY want to have the A/C working. My dad is very mechanically inclined so please give me your suggestions and I will pass them on to him. THANK YOU!
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    Wire harness chafing impact on AC?

    Dear ExMen, I have a not-so-new-to-me 2007 EB v8. Been my daily driver for 8 months. I put on 16,000 of the total 91,000 miles. The history: In October, had a hot few days and the AC ran great. All winter the defroster performed flawlessly. In March, and only on start up, it began...
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    A/C compressor not working

    I have a 2001 Explorer XLT 5.0 AWD. Apparently my A/C compressor is not working. Air not cold when turned to cold and defrost does not work well at all. Is there any way for me to try to diagnose/fix whatever problems might exist?
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    a/c compressor clutch rattling

    I have an '02 Explorer 2WD 4.6L V8 and just recently within the last week when the a/c is turned on and the clutch engages it begins a constant rattling that can be heard over the engine noise. Turn of the engine, clutch disengages and the rattling immediately stops. Is this clutch, or a...
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    My crazy compressor.

    I posted a video just last week about this. My RPM rises and drops when I turn my A/C on. The air doesn't come out cold, just cool. Here's a video showing what my compressor does: I also noticed a small hissing noise after I turned the engine off and...
  24. Add compressor oil before the system is closed.

    Add compressor oil before the system is closed.

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    Why does AC compressor turn on/off even when using heater?

    Hi guys, I have the 4.0 V6 SOHC, I noticed that the AC compressor turns on and off when im using the heater. Just clicks on spins for bit then off and keeps repeating, is something wrong?