Are AC compressors interchangeable?


Are AC compressors interchangeable?

As much as compressors are basically interchangeable, there are design configurations and a one time adjustment to make an R12 compressor a little more tuned for R134a. Only one adjustment is allowed while R134a compressors remain fixed in design.

Can I use a used AC compressor?

As long as the used compressor is properly plugged when removed, it should be fine. If it was left on the shelf exposed to the air, I would pass. If your A/C has the wrong oil, make sure they flush the crap out of it, and then flush it again before the new (used) compressor is installed.

What compressor does vintage air use?

SD 709 compressor

How can I tell how old my air compressor is?

The serial number stamped or printed on the compressor nameplate consists of eight or nine characters. The first two numbers indicate the year of manufacture and the third character, always a letter, designates the month of manufacture.

What car has the smallest AC compressor?

The Sanden 7176 is the smallest compressor that I know of. Billet Specialties, March Performance and several companies use it on the serp belt conversion kit.

How do I know if I need a new AC compressor in my car?

Four Signs Your Car’s AC Compressor Is Going Bad

  1. Odd Sounds. You might hear some strange noises when you flip on your vehicle’s air conditioner and if you do, it’s probably the compressor.
  2. Hot Air. The whole point of turning on your vehicle’s AC is to get cold air to come through the vents.
  3. Fluid Leaks.
  4. Stuck Clutch.

How long should an AC compressor last in a car?

8-10 years

How long can you drive with a bad AC compressor?

You will be fine as long as you don’t need or want AC in your car. If the clutch doesn’t work properly, you will still be able to drive your car. I have seen it so many times on vehicles where they just don’t use their AC; however, if your AC compressor doesn’t work, you won’t have cold air coming from your vents.

Why does my car AC compressor shut off?

Thermostat will cut-off the compressor once the temperature at the cooling coil has reached a certain preset minimum. After this it allows the temperature to rise a bit before switching on the compressor. So if this is what its doing AND the cooling is adequate then the thermostat is probably OK.