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Old 06-21-2016, 11:21 PM   #21
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Towed from Lordsburg, NM to Az Freightliner in Tucson,Az.
The Service advisor called today and told they order a new A/C compressor, Receiver Dryer,wire harness that controls the fan clutch and a radiator shroud.
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:29 PM   #22
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Kudos to AZ Freightliner Tucson Service Dept.
Our MH was towed to Az. Freightliner on Monday 06/20. See my original post for reference.
They replaced our A/C Compressor, Receiver Dryer, Serpentine belt and Fan Clutch Hub Wire harness. They called me with updates several times during the week. All of the work was completed 6/24. We returned to Tucson 06/29, picked up our RV and returned home arriving 06/30. Our dash A/C never cooled as good as it does now. All of the service Department at AZ Freightliner were friendly and willing to assist us with our need.
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:48 AM   #23
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Apparently there's an issue with the A/C compressors in these units. I was broken down in Vermont for 4 days last August. Same thing, compressor froze, spun the belt off.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:48 AM   #24
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Swell! That's just great to hear! Now I won't know when I will be surprised with a break down!!
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Tom, just stay off the roof!
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:42 PM   #26
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It's going around. My dash ac stopped working last year, took my unit in this spring for what I thought was routine service and had to have sepertine belt, dash ac and heat work a fuel leak and missing tail pipe replaced. FL said the belt was normal wear and tear. The dash ac now freezes us out! After reading some of the post I have to pick up a spare belt.
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:36 AM   #27
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so some thoughts from a hvac guy- Have your ac charge checked- its very important- The air conditioner compressor has oil in it. That oil will travel through the system and return with the Freon, but if you system is low on charge, there is not enough velocity / volume of Freon to bring the oil back to the compressor. The the compressor runs out of oil and you know what happens next.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:37 AM   #28
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It's going around. My dash ac stopped working last year, took my unit in this spring for what I thought was routine service and had to have sepertine belt, dash ac and heat work a fuel leak and missing tail pipe replaced. FL said the belt was normal wear and tear. The dash ac now freezes us out! After reading some of the post I have to pick up a spare belt.
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I went through the Camp Freightliner class recently and the three must have spare parts are, the serpentine belt, fuel filter and fuel water separator. The facilitator recommended sealing the again I a vacuum sealed bag like "Food Saver".
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:01 PM   #29
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I plan on getting all 3. Thanks
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:37 PM   #30
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Also get the amber bowl for the bottom of the water separator. It's plastic and can break from road debris. Also it makes it easier to change the separator when needed. Put the extra bowl on new separator so you don't lose much fuel while changing. remove the extra from old separator and keep on ziplock. Makes changing it much easier.


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Old 07-03-2016, 10:36 PM   #31
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When should you change the fuel water separator?
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:51 PM   #32
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I change mine yearly during oil and fuel filter change.


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Old 07-04-2016, 12:28 AM   #33
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so some thoughts from a hvac guy- Have your ac charge checked- its very important- The air conditioner compressor has oil in it. That oil will travel through the system and return with the Freon, but if you system is low on charge, there is not enough velocity / volume of Freon to bring the oil back to the compressor. The the compressor runs out of oil and you know what happens next.

The problem is not the compressor, it is the a/c compressor pulley bearing failing. When the pulley bearing fails, heat is created at the compressor hub and overheats the compressor shaft seals, causing refrigerant loss.


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Old 07-05-2016, 04:35 PM   #34
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BTW according to sources at Cummin's for part number 5264021 belt there are 736 of them at the Memphis Distribution Center in case you want a few.


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The problem is not the compressor, it is the a/c compressor pulley bearing failing. When the pulley bearing fails, heat is created at the compressor hub and overheats the compressor shaft seals, causing refrigerant loss.


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If its the pulley bearing- I wonder it it would be best to replace it as a maintenance item. - or maybe its not that common- just you hear about every one because of the mess it makes.
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I went through the Camp Freightliner class recently and the three must have spare parts are, the serpentine belt, fuel filter and fuel water separator. The facilitator recommended sealing the again I a vacuum sealed bag like "Food Saver".
Which Camp Freightliner class were you in?! (We were in the 5-6 JUN Class)

And X2 Michael was adamant on those spare parts. Still not sure how I can vacuum-seal a serpentine belt (I am thinking of one of those under bed vacuum-sealed blanket bags) but the food saver not only seals meats for the freezer but fuel filters/water separators as well
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guess i gotta get a couple of belts now too...

my 2013 with 11,500 miles just started to squeak...

anyone got an online source they bought from?
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Which Camp Freightliner class were you in?! (We were in the 5-6 JUN Class)



And X2 Michael was adamant on those spare parts. Still not sure how I can vacuum-seal a serpentine belt (I am thinking of one of those under bed vacuum-sealed blanket bags) but the food saver not only seals meats for the freezer but fuel filters/water separators as well

Bob our food saver comes with rolls of bag material to make any size bags.


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Bob our food saver comes with rolls of bag material to make any size bags.


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Well same here Wayne but I can only imagine the size we will need for a serpentine!!!
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Gentlemen there is no way that damn belt needs to be shrink wrap in anything. What a friging wives tail.



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