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Old 10-01-2006, 11:58 AM   #11
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Well there is a line that looks like a refrigerant line on the pass. side near the fender well, is that it? If so, my buddy pulled the cap off and pressed the valve with a pair of needle nose last night and nothng at all came out, so I would assume it empty right? Sorry, but I have no idea about AC systems.........
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Well there is a line that looks like a refrigerant line on the pass. side near the fender well, is that it? If so, my buddy pulled the cap off and pressed the valve with a pair of needle nose last night and nothng at all came out, so I would assume it empty right? Sorry, but I have no idea about AC systems.........
The AC lines run on the passenger side, and I don't know of any other shrader valves on lines on that side, so...yeah - sounds like you are good to go - 'til next summer
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Well there is a line that looks like a refrigerant line on the pass. side near the fender well, is that it? If so, my buddy pulled the cap off and pressed the valve with a pair of needle nose last night and nothng at all came out, so I would assume it empty right? Sorry, but I have no idea about AC systems.........
The AC lines run on the passenger side, and I don't know of any other shrader valves on lines on that side, so...yeah - sounds like you are good to go - 'til next summer
Cool, well at least something is going right.......
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UPDATE..........

I have a friend who can press me a new bearing for the pulley on the compressor, now my problem is getting the pulley off. I rented a kit and it only pulled the clutch off, I have let if soak over night with PB blaster and I still can get it. A friend suggested a 2 jaw puller because space is limited but I wanted to know your guys thioughts. I tried using a pribar with no luck.....
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After you pull the clutch you must remove the snap ring with a snap ring plyer to get the pulley off.
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After you pull the clutch you must remove the snap ring with a snap ring plyer to get the pulley off.
I did, it wont some off. Hence the need for a puller.......
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Update, I got the pulley off and a new bearing pressed on. Now I can re-install the pulley and put th snap ring back in place. My question is, How tight do I tighten the bolt that holds the clutch on? I know that I have to install a lock washer since the safety ring or whatever its called broke when I removed the clutch.

P.*. I looked in teck info. for this and didn't see it.........
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OK, I have to ask what you are attempting to do here. Is it your intent to put the compressor back on the car and try to charge and use the compressor as is? If so, you may have a big disappointment coming. Since you already stated that you checked the A/C system and there wasn't any freon in it, it tells me that your system had some sort of major failure to begin with.

That failure may have been the compressor or another component, there'* no way to know for sure, since the A/C wasn't working when you got the car right? It may be that you are busy repairing a compressor that failed internally. In any case, the system has been compromised and there is sure to be moisture in it. Moisture in your A/C system is B-A-D.

I highly recommend you have the system tested by a professional shop before you hook up that compressor, charge it and let it fly. The $25-40 a typical shop here charges is well worth the knowledge you will gain about your system.
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This is waaaaaaay to hard. I don't care if the ac works, the system has a leak and hasn't worked in years (so I was told) I took my belt off and tried to figure out what bearing I was hearing when the engine was running Bingo, compressor. The bearing on the compressor was bad and I was looking at the cheapest way to fix this, all I need the thing to do is spin and not lock up and fry my belt. Thats it!!!!!!

That being said I need the torwue spec. to re-assemble the stupid thing.......
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My mistake then. I thought you had already fixed it by using an A/C delete pulley kit. This led me to wonder why you were busy fixing the compressor pulley. My bad.

That having been said. Why ARE you fixing the compressor pulley if you already have an A/C delete pulley in there?

And no, I do not have my FSMs handy so don't know your torque spec number today....sorry. :(
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