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No refrigerant in A/C. Will this damage compressor?

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Hi again.

Last post was concerning changing a A/C pipe that was leaking.

Am struggling to get off the leaking pipe without damaging the connecting pipes.

Haven't given up hope, however I will need to use the car daily. If I drive the car with no refrigerant in the A/C system, am I likely to damage the compressor as I believe that the refrigerant lubricants the compressor bearings.

Would appreciate any comments please.


Peter ling.


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Firstly, with no refrigerant in the system, the compressor shouldn't even attempt to switch on as the low pressure switch will prevent it from doing so.

Secondly, turn off the A/C using the switch or control panel, just to doubly make sure the system is shut down.

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