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A/C Compressor Q

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#1 Sonicfrog


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Posted 20 May 2006 - 11:33 AM

Has anyone had luck pulling and using a compressor from the J yard? The copm on Murphy the 87 T-Wag is seized. I will need to replace the dryer too.

#2 DaveT


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Posted 20 May 2006 - 07:29 PM

I bought our 86 with a bad compressor. Someone had wired the controls so that hte compressor was *always* on with any setting on the HVAC controls. I got a used one, put it on, pulled a vacuume on the system, then charged. (back then you could buy R12 in any parts store). It worked for years. The car got totaled before its time.

Replacing the dryer is a good idea if the system has been in disrepair for a long time.

#3 Sonicfrog


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 11:29 AM


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 11:46 AM

I put one on my 86 from a car I got at an impound sale (seized engine) and that was about 75,000 miles ago. It's a little noisy, but it makes the air really cold.

As long as the system has stayed closed (the tubing's not disconnected) and the compressor turns freely by hand, I think you'll be OK.

#5 Will Smith

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:05 AM

as long as the compressor turns easily by hand and the inside of the intake and exhaust ports does not seem dusty(aluminum dust), you should be ok.

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