A/C SYSTEM

  • Tiny
  • mtlxpert
  • 1999 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 232,000 miles

I have a '99 Chevy Malibu. I need to replace the a/c compressor. Besides replacing the oil and pulling a vacuum, is there any other parts that need to be replaced? I could not locate the accumulator/drier.

Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 12:48 AM

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  • saturntech9
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  • 28,254 posts

Also make sure you balance the oil charge in the compressor and change the drier. Also the compressor didnt lock up did it?If it did I would flush the ac also.

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 2:35 AM
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  • Wrenchtech
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Let me add this. If that compressor had an internal failure, then there could be numerous other repairs. First, the internal debris would have gone all through the system and lodged mostly in the condenser and since most are not flushable, it has to be replaced. You also have to address whatever caused the initial failure of the compressor.

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 10:12 AM

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