2005 Ford Explorer AC stopped working

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
Hi,
:Ford Explorer 2005 XLT - A/C Compressor Problem:

In the morning, I checked for Radiator Water which I found bit low and I made it at level. I drove 100 km and A/C was working well enough. In the evening, when I started my vehicle, I switched on AC and suddenly I felt burning smell. I stopped my vehicle, opened its bonut and got to know that compressor clutch is not moving while the belt is running. I stopped running my AC. I noticed, the vehicle again lost radiator water in water box a little, but it was not overheated as the pin for the temprature was at normal.

Could you please let me know what could be the reason as in the morning and all my way to another city the AC was good enough.

What is the solution now? Im so much worried about it. Please help. Thanks in advance.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 12:59 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like the compressor locked up. When you turn the AC off, did you have the same problem?

As far as the coolant, is there any in the oil or leaking under the vehicle?

Joe
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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but the question is even if I get compressor new what is the guarranttee it would not happen again. This is the only concern I have now since i'm unable to find the reason behind this.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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It isn't too uncommon for the compressor to go bad. The bearings inside sometimes lock.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
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Sorry but a lst question.

Radiator leakage could be the reason? Even if the needle did not show any heat.

Asking so that I think to replace the radiiator itself.

Thanks for help.
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 12:10 PM
Tiny
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If the radiator is leaking, it won't cause the compressor to lock up. The leak, however, will get worse and if you don't keep an eye on the temp and coolant level, you could overheat the engine if it gets too low.
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 8:56 PM

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