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Old 03-10-2012, 01:29 PM
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A/C Compressor Leaking Oil

Hey all:

Just joined the forums because I just got a 2003 Accord 4cyl. I have learned tons from browsing the site, and I finally have a question to post.

I was under my car and I realized that there is some oil sitting (slowly dripping) under the A/C compressor. It is not coming from the engine or power steering, so I am assuming it is the oil in the compressor.

Now, my AC works beautifully, and there are no strange noises coming from the compressor.

Has anyone ever fixed an oil leak in a compressor?? Do I need to replace it??

I presume that I would need to get the refrigerant taken out of the car before I pull the compressor out.

I have the Helms service manual, but it doesn't say a whole lot about fixing an oil leak in the compressor.

Any help would be appreciated!!

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Old 03-10-2012, 05:46 PM
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If it's the compressor replace it. If you see that much oil, it should be out of charge in no time.

Getting parts for these things isn't easy, and the compressors aren't the most durable things, one thing out of place and it'll blow up.

I'd be looking closer for other oil leaks. The upper bracket that holds it to the engine has the PCV separator/water passage, and it bolts directly to the block with rtv as a gasket around the oil and an oring for the coolant. This bracket has the water pump, thermostat housing, alternator and p/s pump all connected to it as well.

Have the R134 evacuated from the system, yes, if it is the compressor.
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