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

Discussion in 'Truck Talk' started by xman1827, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. xman1827

    xman1827 New Recruit

    I bought this truck 3 months ago and it seems like i replaced almost the whole a/c system. I replaced the condenser, the blower, the sleeper expansion valve, the in cab filter and now they say i have a leak but nobody can seem to find it wtf! Any suggestions????
     
  2. BigCat

    BigCat New Recruit

    Yes. We had the same issue in our m2 106. Those trucks are like the worst freightliner ever built. All kinds of electrical issues also.
     
  3. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    Same problems with the M112. Junk. Did you change the dryer?
     
  4. xman1827

    xman1827 New Recruit

    NO I haven't. Someone also told me it could be my evaporator is that possible?
     
  5. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    Very possible. Also, check for a crack in the high pressure line. It may be small. I changed the condensor, compressor, evaporator, dryer and the high pressure line. Not all at the same time.
     
  6. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    Very possible. Also, check for a crack in the high pressure line. It may be small. I changed the condensor, compressor, evaporator, dryer and the high pressure line. Not all at the same time.
     
  7. xman1827

    xman1827 New Recruit

    Great that's all I needed is to blow half my profit on a/c parts for a truck I just bought.
     
  8. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    I feel for you my friend. We had ALL been there at one time or another.
     
  9. xman1827

    xman1827 New Recruit

    THanks for the advice
     
  10. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    No problem. That is why EO exists! Welcome to the club! Don't be a stranger!
     
  11. Bruno

    Bruno Active Expediter

    I hope you have a Cat or Cummins motor as the Mercedes motor is junk. Ours blew at 189,000 miles. Like other have said, this truck is the worse medium duty truck Freightliner has ever built. Bring back the FL 60,70, and 80's. M2 are junk and wouldn't ever buy another one. That is why we are going to Kenworths.
     
  12. xman1827

    xman1827 New Recruit

    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
     
  13. layoutshooter

    layoutshooter New Recruit

    We have the Mercedes 4000, 450HP. We have almost 582500 on it. Knock on wood, no problems yet. We have a Eaton/Fuller 10sp auto shift.
     
  14. leezaback

    leezaback New Recruit

    YEP-i GOT A COME-APART-wish I had my detroit back ! every freightliner owned had ac problems..now I can add regen issues to the list:(
     
  15. Desperado

    Desperado New Recruit

    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
     
  16. Bruno

    Bruno Active Expediter

    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.
     
  17. cheri1122

    cheri1122 Expert Expediter

    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?
     
  18. davekc

    davekc Senior Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  19. jjoerger

    jjoerger Seasoned Expediter

    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.
     
  20. davekc

    davekc Senior Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

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