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fiero rebuild still in progress.. ac removal frustrating! by jude
Started on: 03-15-2004 08:21 PM
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Last post by: jude on 03-16-2004 12:33 PM
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Report this Post03-15-2004 08:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for judeClick Here to Email judeSend a Private Message to judeDirect Link to This Post
hello all!

yeah.. whell I am still working on this whole rebuild project I undertook last summer.. not impressed it is taking this long.. but now
were actually getting to work and getting it done whereas before we were just playin around.

the last thing that I have to do before the engine comes out is to remove the AC compressor and tie it up out of the way to drop
the engine. I managed to get the bottom bolt out fine, but the top one or two are.. .. .. a wonderful challenge! I know theres one
at the top that goes into white metal.. aluminum? is there one at the back of the compressor as well? and if so.. what is the best
way to attack these? from the top or from the bottom? the compressor will rock fore and aft, so could someone please give me
some ideas?

and on a totally unrelated topic.. does anyone have a sound file of a stock 86 fiero 2M6? these engines usually sound pretty
scary from a honda standpoint and I just wanted to hear one in a fiero as when I bought this car the engine was siezed and
the only other 2.8L engines I have heard was in a Blazer or a Cavalier (both have quite a bit more exhaust system than the fiero)

if you wouldnt mind posting it for me or somthing.. just to keep me goin..

thankyou.. jude

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Report this Post03-15-2004 08:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rodrv6Click Here to Email Rodrv6Send a Private Message to Rodrv6Direct Link to This Post
There are 4 bolts total holding the A/C compressor in. I wish I knew an easy way to get to them............. 2 are behind the pulley and the other two are on the rear end. I usually just wimp out, discharge the system (don't tell the EPA) and do a 134 conversion. That way I can leave the compressor bolted to the engine.
Lots of patience and skinned knuckles

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Report this Post03-15-2004 08:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for judeClick Here to Email judeSend a Private Message to judeDirect Link to This Post
^o)

there are 4 you say? I had I think 3..

one on a pressed steel bracket that attached to where the front engine strut is.. one above it (which is a real B!*** to get to!) and
one directally across the back of it.. I dont wanna have it drained because I guess the system was just serviced / upgraded /
filled recentally.. and I have a label in the front that says "do not remove".. I think it was for the 134A conversion.. oh whell..
I am sure this can be done.. but tonite I was pretty frustrated.. thought I would come in and ask for ideas..

I might just have to get it discharged.. I have a friend who works for a refridgeration company.. so might have to see if he will come
down and drain it for me..

any other thoughts?

thankyou..
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Report this Post03-16-2004 08:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for judeClick Here to Email judeSend a Private Message to judeDirect Link to This Post
:bump!:

still need ideas for getting this compressor off the engine..

thankyou
jude

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quote
Originally posted by jude:
the last thing that I have to do before the engine comes out is to remove the AC compressor and tie it up out of the way to drop the engine. I managed to get the bottom bolt out fine, but the top one or two are.. .. .. a wonderful challenge! I know theres one at the top that goes into white metal.. aluminum? is there one at the back of the compressor as well? and if so.. what is the best way to attack these? from the top or from the bottom? the compressor will rock fore and aft, so could someone please give me some ideas?

Maybe this old thread of mine will help?

I had one heck of a time loosening the top two compressor bolts until I found the tool mentioned in that thread. Once I bought that, I was able to loosen both of the upper bolts from above. I see you're in Ontario--for what it's worth, I picked up the ratched from a local Canadian Tire store. YMMV.

Good luck!

-d.


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all stock... with plans for something bigger in the future

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Report this Post03-16-2004 12:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for judeClick Here to Email judeSend a Private Message to judeDirect Link to This Post
BAA HAA HAA! IVE GOT IT NOW!

obstruction wrenches they say.. we have a bunch of them.. now if I could only find them! guess its time to start lookin!

yeah.. I used to work at good old canadian tire.. in the hardware dept! we sold those! oh whell.. I might have to invest in one if I cant find my other stuff..

thankyou!

later!
jude

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