How to remove A/C compressor

Tiny
GTEFERRA
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  • 1999 CADILLAC DEVILLE
V8 Automatic 98,300 miles.

My car needs its A/C compressor to be replaced. How do you remove the bad A/C compressor?
Thanks for your help.
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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 AT 12:23 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,
Thanks for the donation.

Below are the replacement procedures for your vehicle's compressor..

REMOVAL:
Recover the refrigerant from the system.
Disconnect the battery.
Remove the accessory drive belt.
Raise and support vehicle.
Remove the front air deflector.
Remove the right front tire
Remove the right fascia extension.
Disconnect the left engine oil cooler line at the oil filter adapter (if equipped).
Remove the compressor splash shield and the retainers.
Remove the right wheelhouse extension.
Disconnect the brake line retaining clip from frame.
Disconnect the suction hose fitting from the compressor.
Disconnect the discharge hose fitting from the compressor.
Disconnect the compressor electrical connector.
Remove the compressor mounting bolts.
Remove the A/C Compressor mounting stud.
Rotate the compressor, so that the compressor may exit through the wheelhouse extension opening.
Remove the compressor.

Compressor mounting" typical


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_1_11.jpg



INSTALLATION:
Install the compressor through the wheelhouse extension.
Install mounting stud.
Install the remaining mounting fasteners.
Install the compressor mounting bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
Connect the compressor electrical connector.
Connect the discharge hose fitting to compressor and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
Connect the suction hose fitting to the compressor and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
Connect the left engine oil cooler line at the oil filter adapter (if equipped).
Connect the brake line retaining clip to the frame.
Install the compressor splash shield and the retainers.
Install right front tire.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the accessory belt.
Reconnect the battery.
Recharge the A/C system.
Leak test the A/C system.
Install the wheelhouse extension.
Install the front air deflector.

If you need further assistance with this repair just let me know.

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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 AT 12:31 PM

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