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Unread 04-12-2015, 02:22 AM   #1
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AC compressor - re-use or replace?

I've had no AC in my ZJ for almost three years, and the compressor (the factory original AFAIK) spent a full year off the Jeep with all its ports open to the atmosphere. It's been back in the ZJ for the last year, but without any R134a in it.

I want to finally get the AC back up and running, so would it be better for me to get a new compressor, or will the old one be fine?

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Unread 04-12-2015, 03:37 AM   #2
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I would get a new one, or buy a sealkit for it and rebuild it before i start to use it.
The seals inside it have probably dried up and wont hold the gas or oil in the compressor.
I would put in a new drier to.
Was the ac lines to the compressor plugged when it was out to stop dirt from getting in to the rest of the ac system?
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Unread 04-12-2015, 04:38 AM   #3
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Nothing was plugged. I knew that I needed a new evap, drier and condenser anyway, and I'll be installing those this month (I hope).

I guess I'll just go with a new compressor. Rebuilding the current one sounds like too much hassle
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