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      08-21-2019, 02:54 PM   #1
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AC compressor replacement

Has anyone replaced their AC compressor and dryer and can share or point me to a DIY guide? I can't find any info specific to an S65 motor.

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Has anyone replaced their AC compressor and dryer and can share or point me to a DIY guide? I can't find any info specific to an S65 motor.

Thanks!
I'd recommend you check out newtis.info


https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...epair-manuals/

It's about 4-6 hour job, involves removing radiator fan and removing some coolant hoses and draining the coolant. You'll also need your Freon pulled and replaced IIRC. Was kinda PITA even with a lift.
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I'd recommend you check out newtis.info


https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...epair-manuals/

It's about 4-6 hour job, involves removing radiator fan and removing some coolant hoses and draining the coolant. You'll also need your Freon pulled and replaced IIRC. Was kinda PITA even with a lift.
Thank you, this is very helpful.

It look like a very involved process but it sure beats the $2700 quote I got from the dealership. Fortunately I have a lift, should make it a little easier on my back. Thanks again.
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I'm about to tackle this job myself, but it looks tight from the top just accessing the 3 compressor bolts to the engine block. Access from the bottom of the car looks even more difficult. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks
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I'm about to tackle this job myself, but it looks tight from the top just accessing the 3 compressor bolts to the engine block. Access from the bottom of the car looks even more difficult. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks
You have to access 2 bolts from the bottom and 1 from the top. There's enough room to get the compressor out once the radiator is removed.
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      10-09-2019, 02:56 PM   #6
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Thank you!! I will give it a shot this weekend.
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