Tip & How-To about 2003 Ford Focus

Replace AC Compressor, Accumulator, Orifice Tube, and Hose Assembly

Made a video on how to change the AC Compressor, Accumulator, Orifice Tube, and Hose Assembly on my 2003 Ford Focus 2.0L SOHC SPI. Symptoms started off as blowing hot air at idle and then it just blew hot air all the time and Firestone told me it had not compression and needed the compressor replaced. I got all my parts at AutoZone for a around $230. Save 20 On Online Ship To Home Orders Of 100 Or More
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My engine stalls out when running air conditioner


I agree that it's probably seizing up and here's a video I made on how to change the compressor. You also need to change the accumulator and orifice tube when you change the compressor. If the compressor came apart and threw chunks or metal shavings into the system, it's recommended to flush the system but that didn't happen on mine, so I don't show how to do that.

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It cost me around $220 for parts from AutoZone (AC Compressor, Accumulator, Orifice Tube, and Refrigerant Oil). I had to have it professionally evacuated and charged by Firestone and that cost me $80. I didn't flush the system because my compressor didn't blow up and throw chunks out. I made a video on how I did it. So far it's working great!

Jun 02, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

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