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A/C Compressor Blown

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by ScubaSteveo, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. ScubaSteveo

    ScubaSteveo New Member

    Ok guys I have 199 Chevy Silverado.

    Compressor clutch won't engage and oil is spraying out of the sides where the pulley is. I am planning on getting a new compressor and dryer.

    My question is do I need a new condensor also?
  2. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    No, there shouldn't be any problem with the condenser. You might be able to get by with just a new compressor seal, & replacing the oil that was lost. The compressor crank seal usually just starts leaking slowly & then gets progressively worse over time. Seals usually don't blow out unless the system was overcharged. Did you have the AC recharged recently?

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