Air Conditioning in the way? A/C parts
When servicing the Timing belt, water
pump or pulling a head , this issue comes up. Even pulling the
What to do: IF you have Automatic TRANNY? then
pull the 2 oil cooler lines, first and plug the hoses to the
tranny. (no drips? or wrap them with rags and tie off)
- The A/C pump shares the P/S pump , so loosen the A/C
compressor , bracket screw and lever the A/C pump inward with a 1 "
- Off the A/C belt. Just off pulleys.
- The A/C has condenser out front, it has its own
mounts , leave it ALONE, but do put cardboard between it and the motor
radiator . The condenser has nasty sheet metal screws that hit
the rad core !
- remove the 2 RAD hose.
- Remove the petcock white valve screw if possible
- Remove the RAD top 2 screws.
- Remove the 4 RAD 10mm head bolts at the 4 corners of the
- Remove the 4 water pump pulley NUTS 10mm at the fan
- (after , this is done release the Water Pump (WP)
belt at the alternator slide adjustment bolt, using the same dowel rod
lever the ALT , inward and off the belt.
- Leave the A/C LINES ALONE.
- Unbolt the A/C pump bracket at the head of removing head.
- Remove the fan, yes, it comes out now . to the drives
right direction slide it, out.
- Remove the shroud.
- Remove the RADIATOR , being sure not to hit those condenser
screws shafts, they are sharp.
- I use a hardboard protector next to condensor to protect
damage to Rad. as I take it out and put it back in.
That is it, for A/C entanglements and related parts.
PS: Spin all bearings on all pumps and Alt, for looseness ,
excessive play or binding, listen to them too!
Below is my A/C main line (weak aluminum needs protection like this)
3 Bungee cords, note how pump
is held up out of way ? and the 2x2" by 36" wood brace?
Do not lean on the alum. pipe ! No evacutation necessary or
desired. Ignore FSM on this issue.