A/C COMPRESSOR REMOVAL

  • Tiny
  • knoodle18
  • 1991 Buick Lesabre
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 200,000 miles

How do I remove the A/C compressor in my 1991 Buick Lesabre. Is there a third bolt or just the two and a stud?

Monday, July 18th, 2011 AT 4:21 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

COMPRESSOR R & I
Disconnect negative battery cable. Discharge refrigerant system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Remove serpentine compressor drive belt. Remove front upper compressor mounting bolt. Raise vehicle on hoist. From underneath vehicle, remove A/C compressor splash shield. Disconnect electrical connectors from compressor.
Remove bolt securing refrigerant lines to compressor. Remove remaining compressor attaching bolts and remove compressor. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten front compressor mounting bolts to 37 ft. Lbs. (50 N.M). Tighten rear compressor mounting bolts to 20 ft. Lbs. (26 N.M). Tighten bolt securing refrigerant lines to compressor to 24 ft. Lbs. (33 N.M). Evacuate, recharge and leak test A/C system.

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