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is my A/C compressor fried?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Breadman603, May 22, 2012.

  1. May 22, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Breadman603

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    just washed and waxed her ...went for a cruise ,kicked on the A/C and it sounded like my belt was slipping and then my a/c light started flashing.....now when i turn it on i can hear the clutch kick on but the pully on the compressor never moves....is it fried? if so how much am i looking at for repairs?
     
  2. May 22, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    The Traveler

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    Are you sure you didn't just spill something on the serpentine belt and it's just sliding along the pulley instead of it being stuck?
     
  3. May 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    didnt spill anything....i think the compreesor is seized up
     
  4. May 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    i had pretty much the same thing happen, a local shop quoted about $1300 for the compressor and condensor, and they said possibly another $800 if the expansion valve was bad. If that light is blinking i think that means theres a problem with the compressor clutch not 100% on that though. I ended up buying a compressor for about $330 off of amazon and replaced it myself i just sealed the lines for the 15 mins i had them off, and then took it to a local shop to evacuate a refill the system. It only took a couple hours. I would highly recommend it would save you alot of $$$. Unless the internals of the compressor went bad and theres metal shavings throughout your system. Then its up to if you want to replace everything. A guy on here just did it a few weeks ago.
     
  5. May 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    I made the mistake of turning on my a/c at 5000 rpm it completely ruined the whole system. The dealer compressor is $2300.

    Sounds like you might be good on just getting a compressor and refill.
     
  6. May 23, 2012 at 4:50 AM
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    You should be able to turn the center of the compressor clutch by hand, with the engine off. If not, it's either on its way out, or locked.
     
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