how would i remove the air compressor from a 2006 ford f150 stx?

Asked by Sep 27, 2015 at 11:48 PM about the 2006 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my air compressor is constantly shutting off and on, does not blow cold air, and
won't take free on. how would i replace it?

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It will not take refrigerant in the system if the compressor is going on and off, it needs to run steady. I think the compressor still good, there is a pressure switch that maybe failing and I would see if you could jump the pressure switch and see if that helps...

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Compressor is probably not the issue. An AC Compressor clicking on and off frequently is a sign of low refrigerant which you mentioned that the system will not hold it under pressure. So yes, you have a leak somewhere in the system, and that needs to be address before you add anymore refrigerant. You usually inject some dye into the system to find the leak, properly evacuate the system then replace the parts in question and refill with the proper refrigerant and oil which is under the closed pressured system. You will need the proper gauges and knowledge to perform the fix. Might be time to have the pro's look at it.

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If you know someone who has a vacuum pump to service the AC, hook up a set of gauges and pull a vacuum on the system, could take thirty minutes or more. Then turn off the pump and note the reading on the dial. Leave it set for maybe thirty minutes then read the gauge again. If the dial moves from vacuum then you have a leak which must be located and repaired. If the vacuum holds then that part of the system is good. Recharge the system and you should be good to go.

It will not take refrigerant in the system if the compressor is going on and off, it needs to run steady. I think the compressor still good, there is a pressure switch that maybe failing and I would see if you could jump the pressure switch and see if that helps... how would i jump the pressure switch? @joemom

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You really do not want to bypass the switch for any length of time. Doing so sould over pressureize the system causing more damage. You really have to get access to a set of gauges, reading the numbers, which will point you in the right direction. But - bypassing the pressure switch is the same as bypassing any other switch, simply eliminate it electrically.

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