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This is a discussion on A/C compressor removal within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have 02 WRX, How do I remove the A/C compressor? I took off the two bolts ot the top ...

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    A/C compressor removal

    I have 02 WRX, How do I remove the A/C compressor? I took off the two bolts ot the top and it is not comming off. Thanks

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    Have u removed the lines going to it . And the belt


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    If memory serves me correctly it's more than 2 bolts. I think there's a bolt underneath you can see from the driver's side. I know it's not as simple as taking out those top two bolts. You also need to break the bond with the engine block. That thing will be bonded very well just due to time.
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    I see 3 bolts under it that are holding a bracket looking from the driver side. One of them looks like it is going to be a major pain to get to it. I will give it a try.

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    Unless you're replacing the compressor or the entire motor in the car I've never had to remove the A/C compressor. What are you doing this for?

    Also, here is a diagram to help you out.

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    I am trying to replace rusted through fuel rail on that side. I need either the AC compresor off or the intake manifold to get to a small rubber hose and disconnect it. I figured it will be easier to take the AC compressor off.

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    Yes, the compressor is WAY easier to take off than the intake manifold!

    Sounds right that there's a few bolts underneath to remove. One of them was a royal pain to get at. Hopefully you have a good selection of ratchets/extensions/sockets.
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    Actually, I found a bolt on the intake manifold that is broke, I might have to take it off anyways to try to take that bolt out and replace it. I just bought the car and I keep finding stuff that is wrong with it.

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    Update, I just took off the intake manifold and thank god I was able to get the broken stud out. I got the fuel rail out also, waiting on a new one now. It should be here tomorrow.The question now is can I re-use the intake manifold gasket and just seal it with RTV? I can not wait 3 days for the parts store to order one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirich View Post
    Update, I just took off the intake manifold and thank god I was able to get the broken stud out. I got the fuel rail out also, waiting on a new one now. It should be here tomorrow.The question now is can I re-use the intake manifold gasket and just seal it with RTV? I can not wait 3 days for the parts store to order one.
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    Never re-use a gasket unless you like taking things apart again to fix what you should have done right the first time.
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