I just got a text from a friend that is dropping their 2002 Dakota truck off at my shop.
They said that either the alternator or the AC compressor locked up.
They are only 500 ft from my shop door.
I presume that it is the Compressor and that they burned through the serpentine belt. I have not looked at it yet so further info is not available.
If I replace the compressor, I know that the system should be blown out to be sure that no shards of the compressor are in the lines.
I would also have to send them with this vehicle to have the system recharged and tested for leaks. I do not have the equipment to recharge.
Is it safe to replace the compressor, attach the lines, but not the power to the compressor. So that the place they take it for recharge can blow out the system, plug in the power to the compressor and recharge it.
Will this avoid any debris from getting into the new compressor.