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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    Quote Originally Posted by xman1827 View Post
    Yeah its a mercedes! Well I'm at 300,000 atleast I got a 2 year warenty with it but of course it don't cover the a/c I haven't had problems with the engine or anything else but this a/c issue is just stressing me the Hell out
    Yea, we put a brand new motor in it out a crate. We got rid of the truck and that motor blew also from what I found out a month ago. EGR coolers love to dump coolant back into the engine once the truck is shut down. In return it will cause your bearings to go bad from coolant in the oil. We had an ER cooler go bad and the freightliner dealer forgot to change the oil after the EGR went bad. Always change your oil ASAP after you replace the EGR cooler.
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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    Quote Originally Posted by Desperado View Post
    need to find yourself a normal ac man so he will draw a vacum on the system and leave it over night to check for leeks that draw a vacum then charge the system right away don't work had a m2 i took it t a friend shop and took us 3 days of pulling vacums and changing o rings parts and then i got 3 years of great ac without bother only good part i only had to pay for parts and 100 bucks labor because i did most my self
    When I took the Sterling in for AC repair, the mechanic said they could add dye to find a leak, if it was leaking - it wasn't, but how does that differ from drawing a vacuum & leaving it overnight?

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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    Freightliner and a working air conditioner aren't usually together in the same sentence.
    Do you ever notice they never actually repair it. They tear the whole thing out every time. New compressor, dryer, lines, you name it.
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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    Quote Originally Posted by davekc View Post
    Freightliner and a working air conditioner aren't usually together in the same sentence.
    Do you ever notice they never actually repair it. They tear the whole thing out every time. New compressor, dryer, lines, you name it.
    That's why you should only take it to a dealer as a last resort.
    My local shop is across the street from a Freightliner dealer and people would rather wait than go to the dealer. About 30% cheaper too.
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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    Quote Originally Posted by jjoerger View Post
    That's why you should only take it to a dealer as a last resort.
    My local shop is across the street from a Freightliner dealer and people would rather wait than go to the dealer. About 30% cheaper too.
    Don't blame them. The local places will do a better job and be a fraction of the price. We had a M2 that was going through condensors only to find out Freightliner changed the vendor three times. No recalls or anything. Just wait until it quits/leaks and then they keep putting in the same junk ones. Took us two to figure it out. Finally got the right one at a non-dealer.
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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    I try and stay out of the dealer shop unless its something really major, as the one fellow recommended find a real AC specialty shop, they might not be big truck specialists but a guy who understands how these systems work instead of plugging in a computer, reading a screen and saying OH YOUVE GOT A BAD $$$$$.....then they replace it, and you have air for about a week untill the coolant leaks away, and they plug it in to the computer and say, OH YOU HAVE A BAD $$$$$$....I now look for a guy whose a Trained Mechanic not a screen reader....

    So far my M2 has been working well, were looking to buy new Air ride seats and install a Power port, but we do most of our work ourselves, it helps to have been a Diesel/Trailer mechanic in a former life....

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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    Thats the difference between a true technician and a parts changer.
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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    2007 M2 So far on my A/C;

    -Condenser because of pin hole developed in side tube (gravel ping??)
    -High pressure line my fault because I did not notice it rubbing on radiator support after
    me reinstalling from replacing Condenser
    -Compressor, dryer and expansion valve because compressor started making noise at
    620,000 mi.s. Changed out as precautionary measure.

    I realize fleet owners can't DIY it while the vehicle is on the road but for us O/O's, so much info can be found online and elsewhere. I found the Condenser leak by shooting some freon leak finder dye from wally world in the system and showed up right away. R134a freon is not too expensive either.

    With a cheap A/C gauge set (instructions included), a $15 vacuum pump from Harbor Freight that works off of compressed air (from the trucks tank), and a few sockets and torx heads, these items are not hard to DIY.

    Cost was some of my own time plus parts; All parts OEM purchased from FL dealer, Condenser $220, High Press Line $225, Compressor with clutch, pre-oiled $149.95, Dryer $29.95, Expansion Valve $34.95, a few washer seals $10.00 and freon $58.00. Should be good to go for another 620,000 miles. 620,000 divided by $728 tot equals about $0.0012/ mi. It just erks me what some of these shops get away with on labor charges, but I too understand overhead costs of running a shop, fixed, variable and payroll.....that's why I try to avoid them if I can.

    Although I believe the M2 is bashed more so partially due to the vast numbers of them on the road, I do agree the plastic dash parts and some electrical harnesses are inferior. BTW, before you replace a A/C blower motor, be sure and check the plug at the motor. Harness got hot causing it to become loose, not too mention the harness is located where shoes can be shoved up against it on the passenger side. A slight squeeze on the female connector with a pair of pliers fixed it. Put my point is, most the A/C issues mentioned here are not M2 specific, or at least I thought 620,000 miles out of a compressor wasn't bad anyway. What say ye?

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    Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    Have to agree with Retidepxe. Freightshakers are so much more numerous, there are bound to be more issues and complaints.

    Asked owner about the M2 I'm driving. Has only had one AC issue since he owned (a'04 he bought in '08), and that was this past spring. When sleeper was installed, and high pressure line from it was tapped into factory line, they didn't use a bracket to support it. Over the years, it rubbed against another surface, and wore through. New line installed, with a bracket, no problems since.

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    Wink Re: Does every freightliner m2 106 have a/c issues??

    we replaced everythin excpt the lines over a 1000.00 and it works great the lines will go next i know but you will probably have to get special made deals good luck

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