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Old 07-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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I have read many posts about the engine A/C compressor going out after about 3 years. A couple weeks ago I noticed a transparent oil leaking from the compressor. I knew my 3yr bumper to bumper Ford warranty was about up and that the A/C compressor had a lot of problems so I called my Ford dealer who told me to bring it in today. The dealer said that it would be about $1,200 to put a new compressor in, recharge the system, etc. Then he said that I was only FOUR days from my warranty ending and Ford will cover the whole thing!! Wow!!

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:05 AM   #2
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1,200 bucks to replace a compressor? Wow! Glad I can DIY it.
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:56 PM   #3
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Wow! I wish I would've paid closer attention to my warranty expiration in April because my A/C may be on its way out too. If it goes, won't take it to a Ford dealer though. Also would hope there is an after market compressor vs. the junk Ford uses.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:49 PM   #4
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For $1200 I can buy 1 of these
A/C Pro R-134A Recharge Hose and Gauge: Motor Oil, Transmission Fluid & Car Lubricant : Walmart.com

and A LOT OF THESE
Speed Steed R-134a Auto Air Conditioning Refrigerant, 12 oz: Motor Oil, Transmission Fluid & Car Lubricant : Walmart.com

I already have, our "NEW" compressor has already leaked.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:29 PM   #5
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1,200 bucks to replace a compressor? Wow! Glad I can DIY it.
I would be DIY if a brand new one installed wasn't FREE!!
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1,200 bucks to replace a compressor? Wow! Glad I can DIY it.
I had to change one in year 2000. It was a Chevy chassis Gulfstream class C. It failed mechanically and seized up. I searched around and $1,200 was the best I could find. Installation was minimal, maybe 120. Reason so costly? They are considered "truck" compressors much larger then the Auto many have bought before.
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