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can someone list all of the components to a/c system?

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make me a checklist of everything i need to pull off a donor car.

 

what parts should be bought new and not trusted off a junkyard car?

 

any advice on simple tests for good/bad parts?

 

thank you for your support.

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first, make sure you know what compressor system you have. there is tha panasonic, and 2 versions of the hitachi.

 

the main thing to look for is the tensioner pulley seized up.

 

the long hexagonal bolt is different between hitachi and panasonic, the panasonic having a longer shank.

 

the bolt to the far left that holds the bracket to the block has a spacer, it only has to be loosened, not removed. but make sure you get the spacer if you're parting out

 

come back with more info on your setup. is the compressor round(panasonic) or square(hitachi).

 

if it's hitachi, is the compressor on the inside of the motor, or the outside(with alt. in the middle) this will help to determine which bolts or pulley you need

 

also, find out which water pump you have. remove the fan. the long water pump has the pulley slip over the studs. the short water pump has the pulley bolted to the pump

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i should have given more info......

 

i have a 1980 hatch ea81 with no a/c and i want to put a/c in it. i can usually find a/c ea81 equipped cars at junkyards round here. i thought i had an unused pully on the front of my crank, but i just looked and i don't. i have an ea71 with a double pully on the end of the crank. i could prolly use that on the ea81 (i assume that empty pully is for the a/c). so anyway whadaya make of all this.

 

i would still like a list of every part i need to pull

 

i can't find a/c in the fsm. where is it?

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my ea81t had the hitachi compressor, the one on the inside. it should bolt up in all the right places, i have put an ea81 into a dl sedan, with all the ac stuff(panasonic)

 

whatever system you get, be sure to get everything that goes with it all at once

 

hitachis may be a better choice, because it doesnt have to bolt to the intake manifold, and thea81 manifold doesnt have the hole for the bolt

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Get a new reciever/dryer. Don't even toy with the idea of slapping on a used one. Avoid any system that died of the black death. And avoid hoses that look oily or have funk around where the rubber meets the crimp. And dirty compressors on a relatively clean engine. They are probably leakers.

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There's a LOT of junk that goes to that system - piles and piles of it. I just got done gutting the system from my wagon. Besides the evaperator, the compressor, the recevier/drier, and the condensor (under passenger side dash), the system has a bunch of electrical doo-dads that I don't even know what they do. There's a whole stack of relays on the passenger strut tower, and there's the whole idle-up system for the carb down on the manifold. About 100 miles of vacuum hose to make it all go together. And we haven't even gone into the electrical harness for all of this (which on my car was part of the car's harness cause it was factory equipped)....

 

I say get an FSM if you are really serious about this, or talk to the dealer and see if they can get you a part list for the "dealer installed" AC kit for your model year.....

 

Maybe buy one of those window style AC units for your house, and cut a hole in the rear hatch window. Get a generator and......:drunk:

 

Similar to Skip's fix for a bad heater core..... set the passenger seat on fire:headbang:

 

Or you could just open the windows.....

 

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