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Yes there is oil in the system to keep the compressor lubricated. It is carried throughout the system in the refrigerant. It is usually added in when the system is charged.


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No. There would need to be valves either side of the condenser to limit gas loss, but even then you would still lose a condenser full of gas. You would then have the problem that you have a new condenser full of air that would be released into the system. The A/C needs emptying, repairing, vacuuming then refilling.


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In short, yes you lost oil. The question is how much? The purists would drain the system, but in your case that is impractical. Suggestion. Find out the total oil charge for the system. If you can call the compressor rebuild er and see how much oil they charge it with. Now try to estimate how much oil was sprayed out during the big event. Difficult but ...


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Replacing an AC compressor involves completely recharging the refrigerant, which requires specialized equipment to evacuate the air and replace it with refrigerant and generally costs about $140 for most vehicles, while topping up an already charged system can be done with more rudimentary equipment, since there isn't any air in the system, simply a lower ...


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You can't just change a compressor and recharge. You need to at least change dryer and flush the system and in some cases you may need to change the expansion valve. See here for detailed information about compressor and replacement of it. There are ways to check if parts of AC system is working properly. As you mentioned, this involves checking pressures ...


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It could be the climate control unit that is not operating correctly. They often have servo controlled flaps that control the flow of air over the heater and evaporator to adjust the cabin air temperature. First thing to check is that the compressor is running. You should be able to identify the AC compressor in the engine compartment. It will likely ...


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You say the condensor is not clogged. Have you removed the cabin air filter and looked at the evaporator? If you have a shedding pet the cold side under the dash can get blocked with hair. Also have you checked to make sure you are not drawing in outside air. Maybe a vent is not working properly. As has already been suggested, maybe you are low on freon. I ...


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It's a 1997 car so most definitely R-134A. Automotive R-134A-from-factory systems are fitted with parallel flow microchannel condensers, since R-134A has much higher saturation pressures compared to R-12. These condensers require very expensive and specialized equipment to be flushed and most of the time it's cheaper to just replace them. The reason why ...


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I have a Honda CRV which is 19 years old, petrol engine. About eight years ago my cooling system blew up as I put it on on a very hot day. I had a new system and since then I find that the car cools much faster if you open all the windows immediately upon reaching the car, drive for a couple of kilometers and then turn on the air con and close the windows, ...


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Plug Here is a link to an answer concerning spark plugs. If you cannot place your's against the chart, please post a picture and I can help you further. Make sure the spark plug is gapped correctly. Points As @DucatiKiller pointed out in this other question of yours, check the color of the spark coming from your spark plug when not installed in the engine. ...


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