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    A/C black death?

    The compressor was not making any unusual noises. The symptom was the compressor was short cycling on and off at a fast rate. I pulled the orifice tube and found that clog. It feels like fiber glass mixed with oil. I had to remove one of the hoses that contains the orifice tube that goes from...
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    A/C black death?

    I removed the orifice tube form my 08 explorer today and found this....see pictures below. Is this what is called black death? If so, what is the next step in fixing it? I have read that flushing the system does not get all of the contaminants out of the system. Does this mean that the whole...
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    2008 Ford Explorer AC compressor short cycling

    Ok, I’m finally going to get around to replacing the orifice tube and the accumulator this weekend to see if that fixes the problem. Do I need to add PAG oil to the new accumulator or orifice tube when I install them?
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    2008 Ford Explorer AC compressor short cycling

    Looking at the diagrams from Ford, I see the evaporator temp sensor on the models with the Dual climate control/electronic climate control, not the manual climate control. So I am assuming my model does not have that evap temp sensor since I have manual non dual climate control. Any...
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    2008 Ford Explorer AC compressor short cycling

    Does the evaporator temp sensor apply to AC systems that are manually controlled. I don't have any of the automatic climate control or dual zone climate contol. I only have knobs, no buttons. I'm looking on the Ford parts website, I don't see this evaporator temp sensor on the diagrams...
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    2008 Ford Explorer AC compressor short cycling

    Does that vehicle have an “auto” option on the climate controls? Or is it all manual meaning just knob? I am unsure if my Explorer has that sensor since it is just manual climate controls.
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    2008 Ford Explorer AC compressor short cycling

    Do you happen to know what this sensor is called and what its specific purpose is? I don't want to throw parts at it. I am looking at parts now. I would definitely replaced the accumulator if I have to open the system. Debating on if I should go with OEM Ford/Motorcraft parts or aftermarket...
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    2008 Ford Explorer AC compressor short cycling

    I believe it has a orfice tube. I think I saw a video of a line that is near or below the accumulator, has a connection that has to be undone then the orfice tube is inside that line. What would cause the orfice tube or system to become clogged? Is the compressor starting to go bad...
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    2008 Ford Explorer AC compressor short cycling

    008 Ford Explorer 4.0L manual climate contol. Wife was driving it the other day and the AC stopped working. Would blow hot air out of the vents then only 2 times it became cold like normal then went back to hot air coming from vents. I checked the motors in the interior, the motor on the...
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