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1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you replace the AC compressor on a 1998 Chevy Cavalier?


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2015-07-15 19:51:05
2015-07-15 19:51:05

you don't. ac systems are filled with a chemical called R-12. if you breathe or swallow it you will die. take it to a trained service tech. pls.

Push down on the tensioner and remove the serpentine belt. From underneath, remove the electrical connector with a pair of needle nose pliers etc. Remove the single mounting bolt on the rear side of the compressor (from underneath). Remove the bolt holding the hoses to the rear side of compressor. Remove the 2 bolts (15mm) from the belt side ("front side") of the compressor.

The compressor uses R134a and no, it won't kill you as long as you don't intentionally do something crazy like inject it into you veins.

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