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Old 7th June 2011, 10:54   #1
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Hi fellow bhpians,

while driving from bangalore to chennai , my maruti 800's ac compressor belt broke off. I did not take notice of it and thought that the ac coolant had leaked and hence the ac was not working.
Finally after a year ( partly because of my laziness and the fact that the car was sitting pretty my college) i saw that the belt was broken and the ac gas and other parts were okay.

The car is now in noida and when i asked the MASS to put on a new ac belt, he told me that the compressor pulley is stuck and the entire compressor will need to be changed.

I have the following questions:
1)has then happened with anyone else ?
2) Should i get the compressor "repaired" in the open market or buy a new one ( MGA) ?
3) The pulley does has some rust on it but can the compressor get jammed in such a manner ?
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Seems to be jamming due to prolonged non usage. Compressor overhaul is the answer to your problem, there is no need to change the compressor itself
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Seems to be jamming due to prolonged non usage. Compressor overhaul is the answer to your problem, there is no need to change the compressor itself
Thanks bee, yes i inquired more into the issue with a mechanic at mass over the phone he said it could be a case of compressor jamming as you mentioned.

come saturday and i'll take my M800 to sector 16 noida to get the compressor opened and repaired of this jamming problem .

i was suggested SAI Kripa Enterprises in secot 16 noida . guys please do suggest some other places you have a good experience with .

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Try a "rust loosener" like WD40 at the hub/bearing of the pulley. For all you know the pulley rust may be jamming the bearing. 2000+ WD-40 Uses | Remove Paint, Rubber Adhesive, Rust Stains, & More
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any decent ac repair shops in Pune ?
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Please go through tbhp directory.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/other-...auto-pune.html (A/C & Mechanical Repairs : Kaysons Auto (Pune))
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Thanks SirAlec.
A mechanic took a look at it and mentioned that the compressor is gone! - its jammed
so possible options :
1) Get a second hand read - salvaged from a accident/ discarded 800 - quoted -6K + incidentals
2) Get a new compressor - Quoted price - 12 K + AC gas + incidentals

Guys please do tell me your thoughts on whether its a good idea to get a second hand compressor. I plan to keep the car for sometime and with the summers approaching in 2 months (hopefully later) would like to get this done .

Thanks!
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Thanks SirAlec.
A mechanic took a look at it and mentioned that the compressor is gone! - its jammed
so possible options :
1) Get a second hand read - salvaged from a accident/ discarded 800 - quoted -6K + incidentals
2) Get a new compressor - Quoted price - 12 K + AC gas + incidentals

Guys please do tell me your thoughts on whether its a good idea to get a second hand compressor. I plan to keep the car for sometime and with the summers approaching in 2 months (hopefully later) would like to get this done .

Thanks!
First of all find out whether the AC is R12 (older ones) or the new one. If it is the old one, you will have to change everything
- All pipes
- Condenser
- Air dryer
- Radiator
as the new gas operates at much higher pressure.

In case the AC uses new gas (I think it is R410), then changing the compressor is fine. I would suggest that even though they charge more, get the new compressor fitted by MASS, as you will have warranty.

Before you get the compressor changed, please get a leak test using high pressure air. Most of the cars develop leaks after a few years, which are not that evident, but result in gas leaking out within a year. Also get a written warranty including free gas charging if it leaks within a year.
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got it checked by another ac mechanic - diagnosis
1) subros compRessor - good condition
2) electro magnetic clutch used for engaging the compressor was burnt out
3) ac gas refill / top up

total damages 0 + 7 K for clutch assembly ( incl labor) + 1.5 k for gas refill

the guys was good and knew his stuff. operates out of a ommni van which carries all requioement required for car ac repairing.
would recommed his services in pune. around kharadi

thanks all for your comments

the car and the ac is running fine however recently ( after ~1 yrs from repair) the ac is showing signs of gas leaks and wifey broke the vent selector switch and it blowing a air on the windscreen and front
will work on these 2 as well - at my slow pace

i know i was lazy in updating the forum
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Does your car run on older gas (R12) or new gas (R140)?
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will work on these 2 as well - at my slow pace
There is an important aspect to be followed religiously. Get the car inspected by a competent workshop periodically and/or when any defects crop up. This would help in identifying the defect and attending to it before the defect develops and leads to several other related problems. Needless to repeat here that a stitch in time saves nine.

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