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Old 02-05-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys....once again I need help. Installed a new water pump today as the old one was thought to be ticking and the bearing finally let go last night on the way home. GO GO bonneville....I made it home on battery which is a 20 min drive. After changing the water pump I thought it would solve the loud tick I was having at idle. Come to find out the A/C compressor is making the loud ticking sound ....I was wondering if there is a kit to rebuild it or if it has to be replaced and if so how much roughly are we talking about for either part? Any help would be great guys Other than that the bonneville is wonderful.......It eats rice burners up and spits em out the tailpipe MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Dottie, is it a random ticking, or a constant one?

The answer is no, you can't rebuild it yourself. Take it to a pro. There'* hazardous gunk in there, as well as alot of oil.
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It eats rice burners up and spits em out the tailpipe MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
mine didnt even do that before she got killed. i guess she was dying. yours an sse?
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Depends on the problem. If it is the pulley/clutch/bearing making the noise (and ticking with the a/c off is likely that), that is a simple job to replace in the car with a $40 NAPA tool. If it is eating Freon or blowing hot at idle (leaking seals) then it needs replaced.

To replace a compressor you also need to replace the accumulator and I would replace the oriface tube as well. Going that far I would convert to R-134A.

Be very careful of the manifold while changing, is easy to crack.

Because of the difficulty and other pieces that are needed when replacing a compressor, I would only go with a new Delco (Delphi) unit, a reman'd compressor'* warrenty only covers the compressor and not everything else you need to do. OTOH a used clutch/bearing would not bother me at all since easy to do (why I ask to keep the old compressor when replacing one).
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it is a constant ticking and it is VERY loud at idle.....and as far as the refrigerant is conserned....its been empty for some time....so your saying about 400$ Cdn??? or is that american to replace it and what does the 400$ include?
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heres my local autozone prices:

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REMANUFACTURED 57867 1 YR $40.00 $179.99

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NEW 58867 1 YR $30.00 $409.99

also, the one on my bonneville works fine.
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Might want to check
http://www.ackits.com/merchant2/merc..._Code=15-20210

Note: I have never dealt with them but have seen many mentions. Might want to check who makes the compressor (is a Delco part number).

Code: 15-20210
Price:$306.25
Shipping Weight: 18.00 pounds
HR6 DESIGN TYPE III CASE STD HEAD SWITCH PLUGS @ 2:00 & 6:00 O RING SEAL - REAR HEAD */D PORTS 3 EAR ALL THREADED POSITION 1, 7, & 10 6 GR 5.6 DIA MT STD COIL PIN (8MM) @ 2:00

Harrison Redesign (HR) -6 is an updated DA-6

ps there should not be a core charge on a new compressor
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