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Does running the A/C without freon do damage to the compressor?

My wife was in an accident last month..not her fault. We got the car back from the repair shop and she noticed the A/C wasn't working. We took it back and found out that it had a big hole in the radiator shaped thing in the front. She had driven around for about two days with the a/c light on before we figured out there was not any freon in the system. I think the freon has oil in it to lubricate the compressor? Would running the a/c for two days do any damage? or should it be replaced?
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There is a low pressure switch in the A/C system.
With no freon, the compressor clutch will not engage, therefore, the compressor, in your situation, should be just fine once the system is repaired and recharged.

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i.e. the AC system won't actually run if the refrigerant charge gets too low.

Freon was a brand name of the old R-12, technically the R-134a used today is NOT Freon, but we all knew what you meant. Refrigerant is a good basic name that would apply to all the different fluid they put in AC systems.
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Thanks for the info
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