My a/c quit working. When I went to have the coolant replaced, we
noticed that the low side dropped to zero and then rose slightly.
Looking at the expansion valve intake we saw there were hard nodules
inside. The suggestion was that the A/C compressor was blown. Is that
correct? If yes, can I replace the compressor without putting the car
on a lift?
Since I am in Houston, A/C is needed ;^)
Steven C. Perkins
If you do not have power steering, getting the compressor in or out from
above is very easy. With power steering it may be more crowded under
there, but you should still be able to do it from above.
How much other work are you going to do, to make sure the new compressor
won't get damaged by existing debris in the system? Are you refilling
with R-12 or R134a? I am asking, as I have an '87 with the original A/C.
It works well now, but it may not last forever.
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