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    Default Compressor for SE Saloon 05

    Hello to all,

    My car's ac was working fine. In fact the cooling was superb. The only issues was that the bearing was making noise. Two or more mechanics told me not to worry about the noise as the cooling is good. 2 days ago when i was returning from work, i noticed the AC is not working properly. Initially i thought it was due to hot weather and tried to run the ac on the maximum speed. But then after a few min. the AC green light started blnking and the grrrr noise of the bearing disappeared. I swithced the AC off and now have shown it to 2 mechanics and they are sayng the compressor is jammed/freezed and i need to replace the compressor. When i now try to switch the AC on the car takes a jerk or two as if under heavy load and the AC does not switch on.

    Now guys need reccommendations. What to do ? wheather to buy a new one or a kabli one ? How much the new one will cost ? any brand recommendations? also what is the best place to have this work done ? I am a total novice to this unfortunately.

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    the green blinking is due to compressor/engine pulley rpm mismatch - the system will immediately shut down the A/C compressor to save the belt.

    If you could hear noise when the compressor was running then most probably your system had been run very low on oil and the compressor now is siezed. Cant fix that - you need a new compressor.

    you can verify this by trying to turn the compressor hub.

    if you replace the compressor you also need a new condenser and TXV valve along with a full and complete flush of the entire unit.
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    @ Xulfiqar...Thanks a bunch for your valuable input.

    Yes i have shown the car to 4-5 mechanics and all of them say that the compressor is now seized and i need a new compressor, condensor etc. Yesterday went to Punjab car AC and the bill for the the whole work is 47,000 for the new compressor and 32,000 for a used compressor. ...sigh... Now thinking about what to do as both the estimates and way beyond i was expecting. When i do gather some courage and go for this work, what are things that i need to be aware of? Which gas is to be used? How do i make sure that the gas being filled is of genuine quality? Should i go for a couple of AC mechanics (small shops) who have given me estmates of 15-16000 Rs. One of them is actually saying that he will give me guarantee for the whole season that the compressor will work. How do i make sure that the oil is never too low again? Any other options ?

    All opinions greatly appreciated.

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    I would sugguest take the car to authorised toyota dealer and get a quote if reasonable then get it donw from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    I would sugguest take the car to authorised toyota dealer and get a quote if reasonable then get it donw from there.
    I did take a quote over the phone from the authorised dealer and he told me that the price for the compressor alone would be 46,500. Needless to say i did not ask further. Interestingly when i inquired from the guy if there are any other options he said i should take my car to Punjab car centre.....something which i was not expecting him to say.

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    Follow up question: When going to a/c mechanics is there a way to check whether the gas being filled is genuine (called american) gas or 2 no. (Chinese). Can one buy the gas container himself and ask the mechanice to fill the gas from it ???

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    I think these days gas R143 is used in Toyota. Ask the shop which gas they are using and if they fill by weight, or by Tukka. over or under filled will cause serious system malfunction
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    at this point the origin of gas is not of much concern, if your system was "cobbled" together it was bound for this destiny. Make sure your A/C tech can follow your request of charging by weight and using correct oil and correct genuine O rings (best if he has some nylog for the O rings)
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    Thanks to both of you for your replies. Xulfiqar bhai I came to know that the car had never had its ac serviced since it was bought. So this was bound to happen sooner or later. Now about charging by weight, how much weight is appropriate when charging? Which oil is the best and where are the O rings placed? While filling the gas? Sorry to ask probably stupid questions but am a totally novice to this so your time and advices are greatly appreciated.

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    Its Usually Written On Sticker Placed Inside Bonnet.....!! The Filling Capacity And Gas Type......!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SER_GTR View Post
    Its Usually Written On Sticker Placed Inside Bonnet.....!! The Filling Capacity And Gas Type......!!
    OK. Will have a look at the sticker. Thanks for the useful tip.

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