My A/C stopped working last summer. I have been thinking recently of simply cutting the belt. does anyone know offhand whether this belt turns anything besides the compressor? It looks like the alt is on another belt.
I removed my a/c compresser as well, because non of it worked, partly because it never got turned on to move make sure the seals were lubed, a/c needs to be used or it leaks, I say remove the belt right now!
Great, I will do that this weekend. As far as removing the compressor, I would love to but worry about all sorts of fluid/refrigerant leaking once the system is open. Is this a problem? I think my car has the new non ozone depleating refrigerant.
It's a good idea to have your a/c flushed with nitrogen, when I pulled mine I stoped at a place that repairs A/C systems on cars, and they said that mine had enough leaks that there was nothing left in it.
legally, you need to get the refrigerant vacuumed out by a certified tech and recycled whether you have R12 or R134 or anything else. but then I have no idea where you are or anything :-p
nitrogen purge is a waste since you're just emptying the system, the refrigerant will boil off on it's own at room temp/pressure.
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