Replacing AC system for a 95 Dodge Ram 2500 V10

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Old 07-15-05, 09:37 PM
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Replacing AC system for a 95 Dodge Ram 2500 V10

I have to replace an ac system for my Ram truck. The compressor siezed and snapped the serpentine belt. I know I need the compressor and accumulator. The question is what is and do I need a dryer and condenser? Can someone explain to me the componets of the ac system? I've heard several different versions. Thanks, Tim
 
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Old 07-16-05, 01:17 AM
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the drier and accumulator are the same thing. the condensor is the grid in front of your radiator, where the freon condenses. you shouldn't need a new one, although i would recommend flushing it. you should change your orfice tube as well.


heres a site that shows the basic principles of ac

http://home.howstuffworks.com/ac.htm
 
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Old 07-16-05, 05:56 AM
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You should only need to buy a compressor and a filter/drier (GM part verses what Ford refers to as a accumulator). Fords and GM designs differ slightly.

You also need;
to buy a orifice valve (a small valve mounted inside one of the lines.)
to buy various o-rings, to replace all your old o-rings in the lines and fittings. Take the old o-rings with you to match up the sizes.
to flush out the lines, condenser and evaporator after the unit is opened.
 
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Old 07-16-05, 11:10 AM
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Thanks guys

Thanks guys. At least now I understand it. Thanks again. Tim
 
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