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I thought it was a York, but maybe Frigidaire (early version of Delco)?? Original from 72 anyway.
A/C was decommissioned years ago. I would just like to remove the compressor to clean up the engine bay.
I have read the earlier threads on removing a6 compressors. One involving removing rad. Another by dropping subframe.
Both quite a lot of work.
Any chance there is an easier way with this York?
 

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After looking at it, I can see it is not an easy job to get the compressor out. Not worth the effort, so it will stay where it is!
 

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After looking at it, I can see it is not an easy job to get the compressor out. Not worth the effort, so it will stay where it is!
When I replaced my AC Compressor, I had to remove the Power Steering Pump, Fan Blade/Clutch, and Radiator.
 

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When I replaced my AC Compressor, I had to remove the Power Steering Pump, Fan Blade/Clutch, and Radiator.
There are instructions in the FSM. I don't think they say to take the PS pump out, but do say to remove belts.

Panzerpuff did it a different way! Neither way too appealing unless you really need A/C!

 

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Forum member @hchaugli in Oslo, Norway presented a process to replace the AC compressor some years ago. That was how I did it. Later we learned about getting the compressor out by dropping the subframe which looks easier.

I liked @hchaugli 's process because he mentions specifically the tools needed at each step.

Here is my thread:
 
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