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Old 26 May 2005, 09:49 am
Al Davis
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Default '92 Civic A/C compressor

The dealer say that my A/C compressor is burned-up and they want to charge
$1,000 bucks to fix it.
1. Is this easy to fix, because a compressor at the parts store is only
$300?
2. Can I use the clutch from the old compressor? If so, the new compressor
would be even less. Is the clutch easy to remove?

Thanks,
--Al


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Old 26 May 2005, 10:16 am
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Default Re: '92 Civic A/C compressor

new compressor with clutch is $475
rebuilt with clutch is $310
you also need to fluch the system and a new drier $33

a new belt is a good idea too



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"Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:Yllle.1285$4N2.508@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com ...
> The dealer say that my A/C compressor is burned-up and they want to charge
> $1,000 bucks to fix it.
> 1. Is this easy to fix, because a compressor at the parts store is only
> $300?
> 2. Can I use the clutch from the old compressor? If so, the new compressor
> would be even less. Is the clutch easy to remove?
>
> Thanks,
> --Al
>
>



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Old 26 May 2005, 11:03 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: '92 Civic A/C compressor

I'm Right wrote:
a new drier $33

Take the drier off and put it in a warm oven for thirty minutes. It
will be good as new. bob
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Old 26 May 2005, 01:27 pm
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Default Re: '92 Civic A/C compressor

"Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:Yllle.1285$4N2.508@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com ...
> The dealer say that my A/C compressor is burned-up and they want to charge
> $1,000 bucks to fix it.
> 1. Is this easy to fix, because a compressor at the parts store is only
> $300?
> 2. Can I use the clutch from the old compressor? If so, the new compressor
> would be even less. Is the clutch easy to remove?
>
> Thanks,
> --Al
>
>

Don't bother with the old clutch. They have about the same life expectancy
as the compressor.

Mike


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Old 26 May 2005, 01:58 pm
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Default Re: '92 Civic A/C compressor

Are remanufactured compressors any good?

--Al
"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
news:yIudnQYnNpqfiAvfRVn-hw@sedona.net...
> "Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:Yllle.1285$4N2.508@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com ...
> > The dealer say that my A/C compressor is burned-up and they want to

charge
> > $1,000 bucks to fix it.
> > 1. Is this easy to fix, because a compressor at the parts store is only
> > $300?
> > 2. Can I use the clutch from the old compressor? If so, the new

compressor
> > would be even less. Is the clutch easy to remove?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > --Al
> >
> >

> Don't bother with the old clutch. They have about the same life expectancy
> as the compressor.
>
> Mike
>
>



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Old 27 May 2005, 08:38 am
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Default Re: '92 Civic A/C compressor

wrong answer el bob-o

ya BUY a NEW drier the old one is contaminated.
and the compressor is NOT warrantied at all without a new drier

you are too dangerous and wreckless to be giving the wrong advice

"N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
news:Armle.27092$dr1.22743@tornado.ohiordc.rr.com. ..
> I'm Right wrote:
> a new drier $33
>
> Take the drier off and put it in a warm oven for thirty minutes. It
> will be good as new. bob



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Old 27 May 2005, 08:41 am
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like anything else....maybe

if its the cheapest maybe not

autozone and the other parts stores may have some OK rebuilts, but many like
the GM A6 and R4 are just REPAINTED!

the less common comp like honduhs may be OK.


"Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Are remanufactured compressors any good?
>
> --Al
> "Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
> news:yIudnQYnNpqfiAvfRVn-hw@sedona.net...
> > "Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> > news:Yllle.1285$4N2.508@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com ...
> > > The dealer say that my A/C compressor is burned-up and they want to

> charge
> > > $1,000 bucks to fix it.
> > > 1. Is this easy to fix, because a compressor at the parts store is

only
> > > $300?
> > > 2. Can I use the clutch from the old compressor? If so, the new

> compressor
> > > would be even less. Is the clutch easy to remove?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > --Al
> > >
> > >

> > Don't bother with the old clutch. They have about the same life

expectancy
> > as the compressor.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 27 May 2005, 10:44 am
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If you are a good shop with all the proper equipment then its a easy job.
Your paying for a warranty primarily, the guarantee that if the new
compressor fails than the shop can afford to do the job again without any
extra cost to you.
A large compressor remanufacturing place said it takes 3 compressors to
clean out a system. can you afford to buy three compressors?
This same shop was once boxing new compressors as reman's (Due to some
supply or contract law) and the "reman" ones were coming back at a high
rate; the shops saving money by going the reman route weren't cleaning out
the system well enough (if at all)
1000 is a lot of money, bur can you afford to do it several times on your
own?


--
Stephen W. Hansen
ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
ASE Undercar Specialist



"Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:Yllle.1285$4N2.508@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com ...
> The dealer say that my A/C compressor is burned-up and they want to charge
> $1,000 bucks to fix it.
> 1. Is this easy to fix, because a compressor at the parts store is only
> $300?
> 2. Can I use the clutch from the old compressor? If so, the new compressor
> would be even less. Is the clutch easy to remove?
>
> Thanks,
> --Al
>
>



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Old 27 May 2005, 01:23 pm
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Hey Steve,
After I remove the compressor, then I remove the dryer. If you look at the
contaminants, it is a dry yellow like powder substance. If you wet it, then
it sticks and it becomes difficult to remove completely. Therefore, I use a
powerful air compressor and blow the contaminants out first while it is in a
dry form. You can see tons of yellow chemicals fly all over the place. This
is what I do to A/C systems and I never had a problem when I replaced the
compressor and a dryer. Some people use nothing but the wet flush, but if
you keep it dry in the beginning and use a good air compressor, I think it
would be better unless you use something like this ...............>
http://www.hecat-inc.com/aircondition.htm If I done this for a living, then
I would use the correct procedure from start to finish. My car has 200,00
mile on it and I don't want to spend $1,000 on a compressor installation. A
remanufactured compressor for $300 only needs a quick blow job
..........I'm just buying time hopefully for 2 more years before the tranny
goes out.

Hey.....I am no real tech guy. So I wouldn't want anyone to write what I say
in stone

Take care,
--Al

"Steve" <hansensw@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> If you are a good shop with all the proper equipment then its a easy job.
> Your paying for a warranty primarily, the guarantee that if the new
> compressor fails than the shop can afford to do the job again without any
> extra cost to you.
> A large compressor remanufacturing place said it takes 3 compressors to
> clean out a system. can you afford to buy three compressors?
> This same shop was once boxing new compressors as reman's (Due to some
> supply or contract law) and the "reman" ones were coming back at a high
> rate; the shops saving money by going the reman route weren't cleaning out
> the system well enough (if at all)
> 1000 is a lot of money, bur can you afford to do it several times on your
> own?
>
>
> --
> Stephen W. Hansen
> ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
> ASE Undercar Specialist
>
>
>
> "Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:Yllle.1285$4N2.508@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com ...
> > The dealer say that my A/C compressor is burned-up and they want to

charge
> > $1,000 bucks to fix it.
> > 1. Is this easy to fix, because a compressor at the parts store is only
> > $300?
> > 2. Can I use the clutch from the old compressor? If so, the new

compressor
> > would be even less. Is the clutch easy to remove?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > --Al
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 27 May 2005, 09:16 pm
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"Al Davis" <shonnel7@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Are remanufactured compressors any good?
>
> --Al


I don't really have enough experience with them to say. Rebuilt alternators
and starters are the pits; rebuilt water pumps seem to be okay (although I
had one fail in just one day), so anybody's guess is as good as mine on that
part. I've had a horrifically expensive experience with rebuilt injectors in
my Volvo. ($900 - mainly for an entire day of troubleshooting at the dealer.
The injectors flow tested perfectly but the engine wouldn't run right with
them.)

Mike


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