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Old 29 Jul 2012, 06:39 am
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I have a 2003 Pt limited automatic and the ac used to be cold. Now if i run it it will start to run hard and then PSHHHH with white smoke so i have left it off. its leaking out the High pressure side line.

Before that we had the ac filled but the High side pressure was at 50 and the cold was back up to 40 area. then a few days later thats when the leak on the line started. I was told to get a High pressure line and a new or re-manufactured compressor BUT what one do i need?

10S17C or 10S15C? Is the only difference the 15 is for manual and the 17 for automatic? whats it mean when i see some say without turbo some say with?

And where is the best / cheapest place to get a replacement. thanks a million!
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 07:13 am
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17C is for the automatic trans.

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Old 29 Jul 2012, 10:44 am
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I would have a good dealer/AC repair shop diagnose it before I would drop any money on a new compressor.

Where is the white smoke coming from?
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 11:20 am
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Well first the mechcanic checked said was low on coolent then while putting it in the high side pressure was only 50 and the lowside went to 40. So when we went to take it back to find out why the high pressure line when running and compressor kicks on it sprays oil from it mechanic saud it was drom compressor. What can caise the high side to be low? It never sprayed b4 and started that after refilling 134a. What makes the high side low
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 11:32 am
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Did your mechanic have any HVAC training? There is a bit more to it than just throwing in more refrigerant. (Coolant goes in the radiator)

No, it isn't brain surgery, but it does take some knowledge and caution to do properly. It may require a complete purge, replacement of the receiver/drier and addition of lubricant before the recharging with 134A. All this after repairing any leaks.

The fact that it started spraying after being "serviced" is a sign that all was not well or done correctly.
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 12:11 pm
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Make sure the fan is in good working order. The system is freezing up causing a blockage and popping the pop off valve. A drier would be a good idea, with a evacuation.
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 02:03 pm
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He isnt a AC guy But is the best at repairing any crazy problems i have ever had and is VERY fair in price. had front end brakes rotors struts and it was only parts and $100.

so still curious what can be causes of the high side being so low?
I just would love to have him be able to fix so im not paying mega money At the same time i dont want to just end up changing everything finding that i could have saved. so would a shop check it out and be able to tell me whats wrong cheap? or what should i do.
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 04:21 pm
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I would take it to a dealer and tell them the AC doesn't work. Avoid telling them everything that has been done.
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Old 29 Jul 2012, 07:37 pm
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I've found that you really do get what you pay for when it comes to paying someone to work on a PT. The PT is a different animal, altogether. sometimes you just have to go to a reputable dealer.

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