Come along with Eric O. at the SMA shop and see what in the thunder is wrong with this Ford Taurus that came in with a complaint of "no A/C." It doesn't take long to find the problem with the A/C compressor clutch and get it fixed.
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49 thoughts on “Ford taurus – no a/c”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Peirson says:

    😳

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Peirson says:

    Brr

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hill says:

    reminds me of taking clutch plate off my daughters civic lucky it can be reached through wheel well and just had to take out a shim and clean up plate on wire wheel and it has worked for few years now

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Linc says:

    2.1lbs refrigerant.
    Sometimes the gap is uneven or at the wide end of the spec. If the customer has an issue during warranty, he can get it shimmed or replaced. If the spring plate gets uneven how the surfaces meet it definitely gets a new part(s).
    Looked like Eric did a very correct and thorough job.
    And the puppy had not lost his way.
    Mrs O. Was giving him just a little teeny bit of flak. All in a days work.
    He could ebay the tool kit if he doesn't still use part of it. But she would have to talk him out of it somehow.
    Good luck with that Mrs O.
    His videos are nicer to watch knowing you care and let him have what he may need to get the job done.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Blozen says:

    I think tour show is great, i have a fyi ,after going through apex tech in NYC for 12 months and knowing that any foreign material in ac system can cause a failure in orifice tube or expansion valve. Take this with a grain of salt. before installing any o rings on ac system soak Orings in pag oil to eliminate system contamination, this is because any other grease or lubricant may not mix well with R 134a and lead to a sludge situation or clot in orifice valve. Seems like overkill but a step to avoid a problem. this school was no joke covering commercial and domestic refrigeration and ac systems .and systems in cars today are really refrigeration systems with evaporator temps just above 35f. with ac systems in your home about 55 deg discharge temp and in cars discharge temps at the dash closer to 40 deg f. closer to refrigerators in your home. the principal at apex would flip out at the use of uv dyes because it is foreign to the system and displaces refrigeration charge.I hope you don't take this as a criticism it's not, because I just purchased a sma sweatshirt and I fully support your channel. keep on trucking

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bob White says:

    Don't use metrics when in USA

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Bye says:

    I bet that mac break set wasnt cheap..better off buying it on Amazon

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Bye says:

    Y'all are a great comedic team..make me laugh..lol

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Bye says:

    Dont ya just love working on Ford's..NOT..

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Jans says:

    Little 06 Taurus – A day at Doctor O's Open wide little guy we have some clips and bolts to extract – cause Granny needs her Cool – Great video Eric

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars beboboy mann says:

    Mrs. O and her radiant smile is always a nice relief from your mug ha ha. You two seem to work together marvelously. Keep up the good work.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Lmfao Eric O first thing get on some gloves nobody wants Car coodies 🤣🤣 @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Butler says:

    Bad compressor can cause a P0511 or P1633 code and run rough, cause a rpm drop to 500 rpm and blow the 10 amp fuse in that fuse box bcuz it also controls the idle air control – pink wire with grey tracer.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john shei says:

    need to see the pooch more.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    I remember when corvettes came with that screw in piston and said geezzz will I ever have enough tools.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Dintze says:

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Townsend says:

    really enjoyed this video, all of it!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Davey says:

    Most garages would just swap out the compressor at the customers expense. Great to see you doing what is actually best for the customer 👍

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwayne Evans says:

    This guy is TRIPPING! Learn how to use a feeler guage! Learn your units of measurements!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars notrut says:

    I was waiting for the Clutch to ping across and whack the 4×4 when the Air Hammer came out …

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david harmon says:

    Too much work fora cluch

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paladin 06 says:

    "Toruble"???????

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hellblaue says:

    FYI those void warranty stickers are BS. There is literally a law staying they are complete BS and companies still have to accept warranty claims.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 308HIT says:

    Enjoyed the video. I've learned over the years if I go through all that trouble to take the compressor off a Taurus or a sable for a clutch…..

    I'm replacing the entire assembly.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clark Horner says:

    If had all those big fancy tool box . Could I be mechine like you?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Phillips says:

    Driving me crazy watching you hold that up with you hands when it's unnecessary lol

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Phillips says:

    Use a small bungy cord to hold the fuse box out of the way

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1337penguinman says:

    I think I remember doing one of these where I pulled the compressor off from underneath. Remember it being a lot easier. Could be a different year I'm thinking of, though. I do remember having to leave a couple bolts in when I pulled it and reinstalled due to clearance issues. And forgetting to put them back in before I reinstalled it in the car. Yes, there was much profanity.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Peter Pierce says:

    Yea. Ford built the "Tear Arse" just to Tear Techs a New One.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars albert dean castillo says:

    I like to be distracted for 8 hours plus 1 hour overtime 😂😂😂 no lunch either

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Stahley says:

    love your videos!!!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Burns says:

    Re shim the compressor clutch

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Inorite says:

    29 "Freedom" ounces = .82 kilograms.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kyle gauvin says:

    What is the puppy's name

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RAEL says:

    The three most important things to remember when using the air hammer or the press are: 1) Safety glasses 2) Safety glasses 3) Safety glasses.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Riverflyswatter says:

    Thanks for hanging out with us mrs O.
    All your questions help me practice my with my patients .

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Vreeland says:

    Hey Eric, eat your heart out …. I just had a neighbor give me a brand new, in the box, Japanese Rodak 3/8" butterfly gun that has never been touched by human hands since it left the factory!
    A REAL Japanese version before the Chinese took over and destroyed the original company. My lord … it is sweet!
    My old one from some time around 1977 or so, finally needed parts … but they aren't available.
    I figger the 1st one lasted for almost 45 years of constant commercial use-abuse, so my being retired, this one will outlast me!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Vreeland says:

    I'm pretty sure that's the last time those new snapring pliers ever see a wiping rag!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Ehrlich says:

    You said: but the people will go crazy…what makes you think we aren't crazy already…after all, we are watching your channel.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yue Fan says:

    Did that water pump pulley look a little wobbly?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Caleb says:

    Can you imagine if Eric had a parrot in the shop??? 😀
    Squaaaak Crusty Crusty, Squaaaak Mother!!!! Squaaaak……

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Githane says:

    I know this is an old AF video, but was laughing when discussing the brake tools. Did brakes 2 years on my 2013 Focus ST and NO ONE had a caliper tool that fit Fords. Wish I would have known a $10 kit from Amazon (just like the new one you have) would work just fine. What a headache for a first real brake job (replacing a caliper/rotor).

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas McLemore says:

    Wife’s 2:4L Saturn Veu radiator fan not running until I turn on ac then only slow motion what can I do to repair ?