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Old 12-03-2010, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone done this conversion yet?

I have a 96 Sidekick w/o A/C. I went to the junk yard yesterday and found a donor vehicle that has A/C, 98 Tracker. I know I'd need to grab the Compressor, Compressor mounting bracket, Condenser, and hoses.

What about the inside work? Any complications besides the wiring of the A/C control unit?

Any help or suggestion would be helpful. I'd hate to spend a little money on something that would be overly complicated to convert.


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That list is missing the main "inside" piece - the evaporator - and since you omitted that, I'm going to guess that your experience working on a/c is slim to nil - you're going to need help.

It is possible to do what you want, especially if you can get all the bits from a single donor vehicle, but it does help if you have an idea of what you're upto - find a friend who can guide you and have at it.
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yes, and get the FSM for $20
or look here
Ack's FAQ 1996 Geo Tracker Factory Service Manual

1a to 1D
and
6A64

all you need is there.

dont forget the A/C full harness. its an option and yours is missing.

and the AC AMP module.
see last schem. on this page, i made up.
http://kick-fix.com/air-conditioning.html
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I went back to the junk yard and took a better look at the donor vehicle. Looks like it's a 93 model.

What year models would I be able to convert the a/c system from? Am I limited to only 2 door models or can I take from the 4 door model as well? Only certain years for the same parts?
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I have a 95 Tracker with factory a/c. Believe me, it is not going to freeze you out. With those 5 foot tall windows, the drafty top, and the small unit, you are not going to experience a brain freeze. It's a HUGE job for the uninformed to attempt, it might be easier to put your good stuff on the junked car. Basically everything from the firewall forward must be changed, and everything from the firewall rearward to the seats needs to be changed too. Hoses and lines will break as you remove them, accumulator, compressor, condenser, and evaporator will likely need to be new, etc. Properly done it will take a lot of work, and quite likely a lot of money too. I would think some things like lines will have to be made, as new ones will either not be available, or quite expensive. I don't bother to ever turn mine on, unless it's raining, for unsteaming the windows.
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hi, lets say that i would find a good mechanic to instal to my car the a/c system but is quite hard to find a system for my Vitara '92 1.6 8v. Can someone know what other a/c system can ve fiited on this car with small adjustment. Something for other Suzuki cars like Swift or maybe from other cars?
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