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Removal of the AC

Postby vash169 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:18 pm

I'm pretty sure I couldn't find this anywhere so I think I'm good to ask; does anybody have a good step-by-step on how to remove the air conditioner? It's been empty since I got it, I've never really had to use it, so I'd rather just be rid of it for the sake of simplicity.
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Postby Corey » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:42 pm

My friend just did this on his RX7.

First he had a professional drive out and drain the system. From there it was pretty straight forward. He removed the pump from the engine, then started to remove a/c lines.

In the cab, he had to remove the glove box, and the large plastic a/c box thats behind it.

Once he opened the plastic box, he found the A/C core. removed that, reinstalled the box, plugged the holes in the fire wall and he was done.

Only weighs about 35 pounds on an RX7. I read that its close to 80 pounds on our car, but i find that extremely hard to beleive.

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Postby vash169 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:56 pm

I've been led to believe that in removing the compressor, it's necessary to get a smaller belt because there are other things that are driven by it. I honestly haven't looked that closely at it, is that the case?
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Postby Corey » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:34 pm

Yep, thats true.

Here is a good write up for an ST165 on www.gtfours.co.uk

http://www.gtfours.co.uk/how_to/aircon/aircon.htm

Mentioned is the kit with instructions on how to purchase it.

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Postby vash169 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:57 pm

Ahh awesome, that should make things nice and clear. Thanks!
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