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AC Compressor fitment tips accepted.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hard Taco2, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Jul 27, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Hard Taco2

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    I've bought the new compressor and have found a self professed AC specialist. Any tips re R and R will be passed on to him gratefully. I'm too old and too weak to do this job myself so I'd like to give the mechanic any special tips you have. It's a 2006 4 litre V6 truck. Examples of help would be stuff like how much stuff has to come off to get the unit out/in etc. I'm sure he knows Detroit trucks well, but not so Toyotas. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    Hey, guys, surely one of all you young and not so young Taco guys has actually done this job himself!? Is it hard beyond comprehension or such a breeze you do it differently each time?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    Third and last attempt! When I lost my AC, the forum seemed full of similar stories, and I (wrongly?) assumed some of you guys really knew your vehicles and nothing was too difficult. Beginning to think you just do little electronic stuff and extra tie down rings and change cabin air cleaners and such.. Wish I were younger and stronger- I'd figure it out, do it and write it up for the membership. At 71 it's a bit beyond my strength. Are light trucks so much more difficult than cars? If this were the Miata net there'd be a dozen replies a day. Come on, surely there is one guy who has done it ratherthan take it to the dealership?
     
  4. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    not a bad job,whats wrong with the compressor ?
     
  6. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    A million thanks for this Asgard! If it's legal, I'll print it and give it to the mechanic. The problem must be a shot compressor or shaft bearing, as thepulley turns when the AC is off, but there's a horrific noise like a spun bearing shortly after engaging AC, accompanied by a blinking AC light. That compressor has to come out. I bought a new original equipment unit, with pulley/clutch for about 25% of Toyota price. Thanks again for the site.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    ^^NP, as far as I know it's legal. :)
     
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