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Old 07-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to replace an A/C compressor. Could someone please provide steps to changing this? I would greatly appreciate it! I have an idea about how to do it, I just don't know the "secrets" like if I should avoid any particular bolts, hoses, any certain process that may not be obvious and just those things that only you can learn from experience.

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You need special tool, gauges, vacuum pump, new dryer, flushing equipment and A/C system expertise. Get professional help.
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I actually have a friend that can professionally remove the freon and vacuum out the system. He did that so I could replace my dryer. So lets assume the freon is already removed and the system is all ready to go!
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Then it's a system flush to remove debris, expansion valve renewal, replacing any screens in the lines that may be clogged, renewing the compressor ensuring it has oil, dryer replace, vac and recharge. Still needs to be left to a Pro or a VERY qualified DIY guy.
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We don't know your year or model, but compressor "kits" are available for most needs, like...
2008 SUZUKI FORENZA A/C Compressor & Component Kit

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Each component in the A/C system is dependant on other parts of the system to operate properly. It is important that each component be of the highest quality, and installed in a clean, well lubricated system in order to insure proper operation.

Don't just replace the malfunctioning component. Professional system repair may involve the flushing and replacement of additional parts and fresh lubricant to put it back in proper operating condition. For example if you open the system to replace the compressor, the system should be flushed, all o-rings and seals replaced as well as the receiver drier, orifice tube, and accumulator.

GPD’s “Do It Right The First Time” kits are designed to make sure you have the proper parts to do the repairs.

Each kit is customized for the individual application, and designed to provide everything you need to make compressor repair fast, easy, and reliable.
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Thank you for the reply with the useful information. I completely forgot to include the car model and year, my apologies.

I think these resources will be useful, I have a 2007 Suzuki Forenza.
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One last important bit of warranty info from my link, in case you missed it...

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All compressors returned for defect must show proof of purchase of an Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve, Drier, and Approved A/C System Flush or a Work Order showing the purchase of these items and that the system was flushed using approved procedures.
Which just further stresses the need to clean the system properly, following a compressor casualty.
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Okay. Did it and the AC now blows ice cold air. Thanks for all the help!! BTW, I purchased a remanufactured compressor from O'Reily for about $230 and that comes with a 2 year warranty. Everything works perfect.
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Good news Bud!
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