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Old 12-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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AC compressor help

So the 99 mustang I just bought has an AC that doesn't work. The seller told me that he had a new compressor installed by his friend who apparently did it wrong and so the seller told me it just needs to be realigned, have any of you heard of something like this? If so what do I need to do. The only reason this didn't stop me from buying the car is that it's not the end of the world if I need a new compressor I got the car for 2600 after working him down from 2800 so I've got extra money to spend if I need to although I'd rather not
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So the 99 mustang I just bought has an AC that doesn't work. The seller told me that he had a new compressor installed by his friend who apparently did it wrong and so the seller told me it just needs to be realigned, have any of you heard of something like this? If so what do I need to do. The only reason this didn't stop me from buying the car is that it's not the end of the world if I need a new compressor I got the car for 2600 after working him down from 2800 so I've got extra money to spend if I need to although I'd rather not
Does the clutch kick on ?
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Does the clutch kick on ?
Ya the clutch and everything else mechanically is fine
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Any ideas? The AC blows it's just not cold
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Just roll the windows down if you really wanna be cold...did you try adjusting it like the dude said?
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Just roll the windows down if you really wanna be cold...did you try adjusting it like the dude said?

How do I do that?
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How do I do that?
I meant realign it.
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I meant realign it.
Ya how do I realign it tho I don't know how lol
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Actually I think I got it it's just the bolt needs to be put on straight apparently idk how but that's what the seller just told me
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Actually I think I got it it's just the bolt needs to be put on straight apparently idk how but that's what the seller just told me
Do it man! Let us know how it works out!
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Do it man! Let us know how it works out!
Do you know if I have to take the compressor off? Or can I just do it from under the car
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Not a clue! But judging by this

http://www.stangnet.com/mustang-foru...m-pics.816675/

He mentions a bolt for the ac compressor in step 6 or 7 i think...
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If the belt is staying on the pulley and not getting shredded the the compressor is probably straight. Check all the wiring connections in clflordias link to see if their all plugged in. If that's not it you might be low on Freon. Someone with gauges will have to check that out.

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If the belt is staying on the pulley and not getting shredded the the compressor is probably straight. Check all the wiring connections in clflordias link to see if their all plugged in. If that's not it you might be low on Freon. Someone with gauges will have to check that out.
By the way, sounds like you made a good buy.
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There's no way you can align a ac compressor
That's just complete BS

Try putting freon and oil
If not take it to a shop and have them hook up the ac machine to see what is wrong
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I just spent some time looking at the AC and I tried putting freon in it but it wouldn't even go in it all just stayed on the can. The AC compressor clutch is not engaging which I think is because of the low freon but I can't put any freon in because the clutch isn't engaging, do any of you know how I can get the clutch to engage?
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I just spent some time looking at the AC and I tried putting freon in it but it wouldn't even go in it all just stayed on the can. The AC compressor clutch is not engaging which I think is because of the low freon but I can't put any freon in because the clutch isn't engaging, do any of you know how I can get the clutch to engage?
Take it to a shop
Let a professional do it
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Take it to a shop Let a professional do it
Part of me wants to take the compressor out and try and see what's wrong with the clutch but the other part of me wants to leave it to a mechanic
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Part of me wants to take the compressor out and try and see what's wrong with the clutch but the other part of me wants to leave it to a mechanic
Take it to a technician ..
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Slow4v's probably right but...

http://www.stangnet.com/mustang-foru...-ideas.546788/
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I would ask a technician how much he'd do it for before doing it yourself..


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You can get the clutch to engage by using a jumper wire at the pressure switch. Unplug connector and jump across the connector.
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I just spent some time looking at the AC and I tried putting freon in it but it wouldn't even go in it all just stayed on the can. The AC compressor clutch is not engaging which I think is because of the low freon but I can't put any freon in because the clutch isn't engaging, do any of you know how I can get the clutch to engage?
You will need to take it to a shop to do it. They have to evacuate the lines of air and bring it into a vacuum. Once they do that, they fill it up with R-134. They usually will add a dye, cause chances are there is a leak around the O rings in the system.

DO NOT attempt to add refrigerant to a system were the lines are not in a vacuum. It can end badly.

Not to mention all the creatures and Native Americans you're hurting by sending that stuff into the atmosphere.....


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Yeah you will have to take it to a shop to be done. My ac compressor went out a while ago and I ended up paying a shop $500 for parts and labor. I would have just gotten an ac delete kit but I wanted to keep the ac.

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Works great now blows ice cold
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So I took it to the shop, found out the CCRV or something needs to be replaced which will cost $500 the seller took out the catalytic converter and the ball joints and sway bars are loose and need new bushings which will be $700 and it needs new tires (which I already knew) which will be about $800 all adding up to about 2k. So were either gonna get everything done, OR were going to trade it in and get this 2006 black mustang GT with a roush supercharger. I'm leaning towards the 2006 lol that would be nice
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So I took it to the shop, found out the CCRV or something needs to be replaced which will cost $500 the seller took out the catalytic converter and the ball joints and sway bars are loose and need new bushings which will be $700 and it needs new tires (which I already knew) which will be about $800 all adding up to about 2k. So were either gonna get everything done, OR were going to trade it in and get this 2006 black mustang GT with a roush supercharger. I'm leaning towards the 2006 lol that would be nice
Sway bar bushings are about 20 dollars..
Easy to put on ..

Ball joints are like 30-40 ( only need 2 )
Not hard to install

Who uses cats anyways ?

800 for tires ?
Sumitomos are only around 100 each .. 400.00 + labor to install 440.00
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Sway bar bushings are about 20 dollars.. Easy to put on .. Ball joints are like 30-40 ( only need 2 ) Not hard to install Who uses cats anyways ? 800 for tires ? Sumitomos are only around 100 each .. 400.00 + labor to install 440.00

If they're really that cheap and easy than ill just install them but I'd still rather have the 2006 lol
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If they're really that cheap and easy than ill just install them but I'd still rather have the 2006 lol
05-09 GT are garbage
But waste your money
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If you have the money to get the 06 then why didn't you do that in the first place

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If you have the money to get the 06 then why didn't you do that in the first place
also if this is your first car enjoy that insurance bill..... I have a
98 GT and my insurance is about 620$ every 6 months, can't imagine what it would be on a Roush
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My insurance is terrible lol, I'm 17 I'm paying for a big chunk of it tho
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Ok, so a bunch of crap went wrong with this car now, we replaced the wheels, ball joints, away bar bushings, there was literally NO brake fluid in the car, and I was driving on the highway the other day when I started smelling something and I saw a bunch of white smoke coming out the back, so I pulled over and realized the brakes weren't working and I used the handbrake to stop, we had it towed to my mechanic and went through it with a fine tooth comb and we found out that the 1st piston is disintegrated, and the second one is on the way out. And The synchro in the tranny is messed up which is causing it to get stuck in reverse.
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Wow. That is a cluster f*** to say the least. You still thinking of that S197??

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Wow. That is a cluster f*** to say the least. You still thinking of that S197?? Sent from my SGH-T999 using Mustang Evolution mobile app

Nah we decided it's got too many miles on with that supercharger, I'm looking at some from a dealer now. But does anyone have any ideas on what to do, is mine even worth fixing or could I get some money for it as is
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When my AC stopped blowing cold it was my CCRM, it's in the passenger fender well. You can pick one up at an auto parts store for like $100 or so lol I believe they list it as a Body Control Module
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Nah we decided it's got too many miles on with that supercharger, I'm looking at some from a dealer now. But does anyone have any ideas on what to do, is mine even worth fixing or could I get some money for it as is
If you can, I'd say patch it up so things aren't really noticeable, and either trade it in, or take it to CarMax. Lol And look for another Stang.

If you're doing the work yourself, you might get away with fixing it relatively cheap, but either way you're never gonna get the money back you put in it.
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