1996 Ford Thunderbird A/C Compresor

Tiny
JEFFREY L. GODANIS
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  • 1996 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 20,000 MILES
Hi, i'm a commercial A/C installer. I'm trying to change out an a/c compressor on this car. I need step by step instructions? Can you help me? Thank you !
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 2:22 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

Here is the info on the compressor per your request. Sorry, the manual doesn't have any pics.

Do you need the Accumulator-dryer or anything else for this vehicle.

COMPRESSOR
Removal & Installation
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Disconnect compressor clutch electrical connector. Remove drive belt.
2. Disconnect discharge and suction manifolds from compressor, and plug openings. Remove 4 compressor-to-mounting bracket bolts. Remove compressor from vehicle.
3. To install, reverse removal procedures and refer to the A/C COMPRESSOR REFRIGERANT OIL CHECKING article for the correct amount of oil required to maintain total system oil charge within specified limits.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
JEFFREY L. GODANIS
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Does the compressor come out from top or does it come out from underneth the car?
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for getting back with me.

Well, not being able to see the vehicle I won't be able to tell you. Many of the vehicles I have worked on, some come out from the top and some from the bottom.

The main thing is just look to see which way has the most clearance without bending the hoses and other things in the way too much.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 8:56 PM

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