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how to replace a/c compressor on 98 ls1

This is a discussion on how to replace a/c compressor on 98 ls1 within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; The bearings went out in my compressor (126k) on my 98 6-speed Z so I found a low mileage used ...

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    how to replace a/c compressor on 98 ls1

    The bearings went out in my compressor (126k) on my 98 6-speed Z so I found a low mileage used compressor to do a simple swap. Does anyone have any tricks or tips on how to replace the compressor and recharge the system?

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    I do home AC, but leave the cars to the people who have the right equipment. I'd just slowly relieve the pressure, R&R the compressor, then bring it to a shop to have them vacuum the system and recharge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28
    I do home AC, but leave the cars to the people who have the right equipment. I'd just slowly relieve the pressure, R&R the compressor, then bring it to a shop to have them vacuum the system and recharge.
    Like he said...do all the wrenching yourself but bring it in for a good vacuum and charge.

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    I already bought the R134 and pressure gauge. How difficult is it to vacuum and charge the system? I'd rather do it myself if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28
    I'd just slowly relieve the pressure, R&R the compressor, then bring it to a shop to have them vacuum the system and recharge.
    Not necessarily picking on you personally but, why would a guy purposely release a gas into the atmosphere that is known to harm the ozone layer??

    Think about what you're condoning in that statement.

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    dog no offense or anything but your car harms the ozone layer every time you start it. the point though they are trying to get at is with just a gauge and relieving the pressure you won't get all the gas out better to take it and get it hooked up by a professional. some things you just need the right equipment for

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