Author Topic: air con compressor replace  (Read 145 times)

Offline jeanlouise38

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air con compressor replace
« on: July 24, 2017, 11:07:14 AM »
we have a 1978 clipper with MB 300 440ci engine. do i have to drop the engine to replace the aircon compressor

Offline Clipper Joe

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Re: air con compressor replace
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 05:54:40 PM »
Hi Jean,

Hello & Welcome Back To Web Site,
You Should Be Able To Get To It From Front Of Clipper.
You May Have To Remove Grille & Possible  Radiator & Shroud,
Loosen Vee belts & Remove A/c Pump Brackets.
Remember, The R-12 In Pump Is Under Pressure & Is Costly,
Should Have A A/C Tech, Evacuate The R12 Fluid First.
Are You Planning On Doing This Job Yourself?
Should Be Done By A Mech Tech.

You Do Not Have To Remove Engine. ;)

This Is A 2-3 Hr Job.

1977 Dodge 440  Rear Kitchen

Offline rvguy101

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Re: air con compressor replace
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 08:44:45 AM »
i'm with joe, the r-12 in the pump,. is under a lot of psi,. i say have a Tech, Evacuate it,. most rv shops, can do it for not a lot,. now, to remove it,. i had to remove, Radiator & Shroud,. can be remove from in-side,. but it more work,. easy way remove, Radiator & Shroud,. i had to put a new pump, on my old 77,.
77 dodge clipper, with 20,000 miles. & a 76 Holiday Rambler class c, with 100,000 miles,. & a 78 dodge clipper, with 100,000 miles on it,.