[Vwdiesel] AC Compressor removal/installation
Pam & Doug Boes
db53248 at alltel.net
Sun Apr 17 19:13:11 EDT 2005
I had a problem with tearing up the bearing in the tensioner pulley on
my 85 Golf N/A. My daughter was complaining about a belt squeel, so
today I looked at it and found the lock nut for one of the jacking
screws missing and another clamp bolt loose. I replaced the nut and
tightened the bolt but still had a wobble of the AC Compressor. I found
a bolt missing where the compressor mounts to the bracket. I tried to
run the alternator bolt into the hole to see if the size and threads
were the same but it wouldn't go. Eventually, I tried just sticking a
screw driver into the hole to check the alignment and found that it
wouldn't go through. I looked with a mirror and found part of the
mounting bolt still in the hole. The bolt has broken off. No wonder
everything was vibrating!
Now, I need to get the compressor off so I can get down to the mounting
bracket and remove it for some screw extraction fun. The bolt toward the
front of the engine is partially obstructed by the compressor pulley.
Can the pully be removed easily with a strap wrench and a socket?
Is there anywhere I can look at steps for easy removal of the compressor
mounting bracket with the engine in the car?
I don't think I need to break the AC connections but the compressor
looks like VW just kept adding locking bolts and jacking screws until
the vibration stopped and Viola!, Factory AC!
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