My AC clutch plate flew apart

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET UPLANDER
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 260,000 MILES
My ac clutch plate flew apart as if the magnets were trying to repel from the clutch plate itself.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 1:20 PM

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Tiny
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You'll have to replace the entire compressor.
Have an a/c professional to evacuate the system, change the orifice tube, accumulator and compressor. Then Vacuum the system, check it for leaks add PAG oil, then recharge the system.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 1:48 PM
Tiny
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I know that but what caused it to fly apart. I have already ordered the compressor and it is a replacement part and the high pressure line connects differently so had to order that too. Good thing I have 2 sons that can fix it. Have a pump down pump and recycle container. Have pag oil and freon 134A. I just want to know what caused it.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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Sometimes the parts just fatigue and this can cause them to fly apart. Although its rare enough, it does happen. Usually it makes such a racket that it gets noticed before if flies apart. However, I'll seen then run quietly, yet still the fall apart as well.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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This was a rand new clutch plate off a brand new compressor. It lasted one hour. We just changed the clutch plate, as we did 2 1/2 years ago but that was a used one. It has something to do with the magnets repelling the lock-up ring.
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 AT 2:25 PM

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