My 1996 S10's V5 compressor seems to have a bad seal behind the clutch.
I evacuated it and added one can of R134a and it was trying to work.
(did not add any more R134 until i was sure it was not leaking)
But when i shut it off, i could hear the constant hiss in the area of
the compressor clutch long after the motor was off. I had dye in the
system, but could not see behind the compressor clutch.
What special tools do i need to do this?
I know there are two groups of them. One set to take off the clutch and
put it back on, and another set to remove the seal and put it back on.
I don't need a $250 tool set to do this once. Autozone might have the
clutch tools in there loaner program, but i don't think they have the
seal tools. Any suggestions to do this economically? Since the
compressor is still pumping, i hate to replace it when all it
probably needs is a front seal?
From what i see on line, these compressors are prone to leak.
Any tips? Will any other cars V5 sub to a S10? From what i can tell,
the early ones used o rings on the back and will not directly sub.