Originally Posted by Gh0zt36
Well it didnt seize per say sorry I should have clarified that ...... it litterally worked perfect and then I didnt use the a/c for a long time ..... and when I tried to use it nothing happened. So it more froze than seized and it was the clutch that froze on top of that.
well with you living in Florida and all that humidity, and you didn't pull a vacuum, the system will fail again.i can't say how long, could be a couple of months, might get a year out of it, but it will fail again. any moisture in the system, as RJD explained is going to become acidic and wreck the internal parts of the AC system. when you open the AC lines, moisture is introduced into the system. this is why you pull a vacuum. it might be working, but it isn't working properly or at peak performance.
if only the clucth had siezed or froze up, it would have been better to just replace the clutch and then you would not have had to open the system. most parts stores like O'Rielly's or Autozone will rent you the tool to replace the clutch on the AC compressor for a small fee or sometimes for free.