What happens is the clutch fails locking the compressor on all the time causing it to eventually seize up. Its not actually that hard to replace the compressor but its recommended you evacuate the system and replace the accumulator especially when you have a full on seize up like that. There is debris in the system that need to come out. You could just replace the compressor to get the truck functional then later Take it in and have it evacuated and all. Dont forget to replace the accumulator to. Leave it unplugged until you complete repairing it..
1999 F-150 xlt 5.4 4x4
1971 Mach 351c 5 speed TKO600 Tremac-sold!
Last edited by jethat; 05-01-2012 at 12:34 AM.