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post #1 of 10 Old 06-05-2020, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Bad A/C clutch coil / how far should I go?

Hi all, new member here.
I have a 2008 5.7 and the a/c clutch coil is open. It looks easy enough to pull the compressor out bringing it up the side. It also looks almost impossible to just pull the clutch without taking a whole lot of stuff off the front. Iím opting to pull the compressor unless someone convinces me otherwise.
So how far do I go with parts? It has 153k on it and the air was working fine last year.
My gut says shotgun the thing, new compressor, dryer, etc.
My bank account says pull it, put a new coil in it, and run it until it quits again.
So how far do I go with this??? How much life would the average compressor with 153k have left in it?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-05-2020, 10:48 PM
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12 years old and 153k miles, I'd get a new compressor. Then you only have to recharge the system once. This style compressor start to leak around the shaft seal behind the clutch. It's a crap shoot if it fails or not.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-06-2020, 06:21 AM
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Bad A/C clutch coil / how far should I go?

Would you invest in a OEM Mopar compressor? Expensive! My 08 5.7 AC is still going strong at 115,000 miles.


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I never use OEM unless I have no other choice.
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Do you know if the remanufactured hold up?
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-06-2020, 09:50 AM
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Bad A/C clutch coil / how far should I go?

Not sure but I donít think my 08 Commander will last another 12 years so Iíll probably go with remanufactured.


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post #7 of 10 Old 06-06-2020, 03:23 PM
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The cost of the replacement clutch coil is 1/2 the cost of a reman Denso compressor. I'd change it. I'd make sure to use the proper compressor oil (double end capped PAG 46) and a new drier.



So far I have had great luck with reman Valeo alternators and usually they are junk (remans).



In my head I have some false hope for remanned components, at least those that fit the CRD motor.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-06-2020, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Well I decided to shotgun it with new parts for the lifetime warranty. $450 for a new compressor, dryer, and expansion valve.
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Well I decided to shotgun it with new parts for the lifetime warranty. $450 for a new compressor, dryer, and expansion valve.
word of advice, you cannot only change the compressor, you need to change the dryer receiver/Accumulator , A/C condenser and maybe the expansion valve; changing just the compressor and leaving the condenser and dryer can cause damage to the new compressor because most likely there are metal particles floating in there from usage.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-06-2020, 09:32 PM
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Well I decided to shotgun it with new parts for the lifetime warranty. $450 for a new compressor, dryer, and expansion valve.
After swapping the expansion valve in my G35, I donít even want to know how much fun the jeep will be.

I wouldnít swap the valve unless the compressor failed

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