Testing A/C Compressor
Yes, another A/C question... For the last year or two my A/C has not worked on my 2002. Since I only drive it once in awhile I kept pushing it off, but it is finally time to fix it.
Initially I thought it was an electrical problem, but it turned out my multimeter was bad. I discovered this afternoon that the high pressure hose has a gash in it and it appears it somehow hit the flywheel on the front of the compressor and sliced it open. See attached pics.
I got voltage at both fuses in the panel under the hood and at the dryer. How do I confirm the compressor is still good and didn't get toasted when the high pressure line blew? I'm assuming the low pressure switch on the dryer turned the compressor off before this happened, but I want to confirm before I order a new hose and dryer. I also put a guage on the low pressure port and it was at zero (not suprising).
If the compressor is still good, I replace the high pressure line and dryer, run an A/C vac then recharge the system right?
Thanks in advance for the help.