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How do I get the A/C Compressor out?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Sean F., Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Sean F.

    Sean F. F1 Rookie

    Feb 4, 2003
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    Sean F
    Doing my 308 30k service, I discovered the A/C has no charge and I'd like to get the compressor out completely.

    I losened the fittings on the A/C lines at the compressor, but they only get so lose then seem to tighten up again? I'm not really sure what is going on with that.

    Anyone have a suggestion?
     
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  3. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
    2,221
    TN
    Pull on the rear of the lines while loosening. They will come off. They have o-rings on them too so look out for them. Getting the compressor out is a challenge. I am doing my 30K right now and it will take you sometime. 2 bolts at the bottom and three studs with nuts at the tops. Schrader valves are a common leak on this system.
     
  4. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    You mean take it out permanently or for repair???
     
  5. pma1010

    pma1010 F1 Rookie

    Jul 21, 2002
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    From memory you have to pull 4 or 5 studs (just double nut them). On the lines, I found it easier to remove the complete fitting from the compressor rather than separate the fitting from the lines.

    Replace the two white seals.

    Seal the lines (tape them up) - any trace of refridgerant (sp?) in the system will react with air/moisture and lead to lots of corrosion.

    HTH
     

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