i was told my compressor needs replaced. was hoping to wait till spring. was told by dealer it will affect my defroster so i guess it won't wait. is this true? also where the heck is the drier and expansion valve? i have an 06 tacoma.
Drier is also referred to as the Accumulator.Yes, your AC compressor runs when you turn on your defroster. Helps dry the air, to make the windows clear faster.
As far as locations, it appears the No 1 exp valve is above and left of the fan (above your passenger's feet) under the dash. Nothing called a drier on the sketch.
This is sounding more and more like the problem you are having is just a slow leaking system over the past 10 yrs. All automotive systems begin to leak from day one and there is a known average leak rate. With 2 oz. of refrig. remaining on an '06 you are likely in that expected mean. By comparison, the system starts with only approx. Edit: 22.1-22.22 oz. new.Taco, thanks for the explanation of the ac system. when i took the truck to have the system emptied, the fellow told me he only got 2 oz of freon from the system. he suggested i may have a slow leak. when i removed the compressor, there was no oil in it. replaced the compressor but had to use an old o ring as one of the o rings shipped was too big. 1st concern.
was going to replace the drier but now that there may be a leak, i may just replace the condenser. i think i may be in over my head.
????But it's normal for the system to be too low to run after 10 years. Sounds to me like it just needed to be emptied and recharged.
California summers here and wife's '04 Rav4 was cooling just fine after 11 years and 160k.
My '08 Tacoma was fine after 8 years and 160k.
Only vehicles I've had cause AC issues have been messed with by someone who shouldn't have been messing with AC (either me or a previous owner)
Waaaaa?? Jerry, I have an OEM Delphi compressor here in my grubby little hands. Can you turn yours over and post all the numbers you see on the bottom, including the numbers scribed into the casings?was just on the phone with delphi and was told i will need a different suction line for their compressor but they couldn't tell me what line so not much help. guess ill take the new o ring around and see if i can get a line to fit it.
wish toyota would have just bought my truck instead of having me wait 8 months for the frame fix.