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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 11, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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A/C Compressor removal

Hello TC! I'm Looking to remove the a/c compressor on my 68' Camaro so I can send it to Classic auto air for rebuild. My question is... how should I discharge the current freon in the system prior to unbolting the lines from the compressor? I dont want to start unbolting things and have stuff spraying everywhere. There is a valve on the muffler going to the compressor, should I just drain it by pressing the valve until it stops coming out? Is there a correct way to do this? Any advise is appreciated. Thank you!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 11, 09:49 PM
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Re: A/C Compressor removal

The correct way is to recover it. Have your local Auto A/C repair facility do it. Then after that, you can remove and replace. Once you remove the lines plug them up as much as possible to keep moisture out. Then take it back to the shop for leak chack, evacuation and recharge.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 11, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Re: A/C Compressor removal

Thanks John! I had thought of that, but the problem is, I have the car all apart and it's not driveable. Any alternatives?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 11, 10:11 AM
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Re: A/C Compressor removal

Any mobile HVAC guy should have the machine to recover refrigerant. It doesn't necessarily have to be an automotive a/c tech. Call a local heating airconditioning contractor and tell him what you need done......Jb

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 11, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: A/C Compressor removal

I'll make a few calls and see what happens. Thank you!
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