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Getting the AC Compressor unbolted

Ok, does anyone have any tips or tricks for getting the damn thing unbolted from it's bracket? the rear lower bolt is an absolute PITA. I got it to break free but having a bitch of a time getting it lose and backed out.
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Can't find any special instructions for removing the 3 bolts. They make it sound very straight forward on removing them, then sliding the compressor forward a little, then up an out. Sorry.
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Ok, does anyone have any tips or tricks for getting the damn thing unbolted from it's bracket? the rear lower bolt is an absolute PITA. I got it to break free but having a bitch of a time getting it lose and backed out.

Gotta do it through the wheel well. You need a chrome swivel socket and that makes it easy. If it's loose I think you can wrench it out with a short ratcheting wrench.


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a set of gear wrenches helps. IIRC, you have to pull the compressor away from the block as you remove the bolt - I think. give it a try.

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The instructions are very straight forward: unbolt the three bolts and slide forward then remove the bracket. But i'm having a terrible time getting that bolt out. I have a swivel socket but its kind of a poorly designed one and doesn't allow me to rotate the bolt all that well. I got it broken free and turned out a few turns but not enough to loosen the compressor free. I will just keep at it, wiggle as i go

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Gotta do it through the wheel well. You need a chrome swivel socket and that makes it easy. If it's loose I think you can wrench it out with a short ratcheting wrench.


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went through the wheel well, still a bitch to get at .
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