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How do I replace the coil in my 91 A/C compressor?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by afroman006, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    I've had a problem with the A/c fuse blowing in my burban and two people have suggested replacing some coil in the pump. How hard is this to do? I looked in both my Haynes and Chiltons manuals and neither have any info on this. How much would a new coil cost and can I install it myself? Will I need any special tools? What do I need to know before I do it? A factory re-man one is like $130 at Autozone so do yall think the work of replacing the coil is worht that much money? Thx
     
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    The coil is behind the pulley, you sometimes need a puller to get the pulley off. Which means removing the compressor from the motor...
     
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    If you have the correct tools all you have to do is remove the top portion of the fan shroud to do it....

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    I am not sure why a bad coil would cause the a/c fuse to blow. The function of the coil on the a/c condensor is to engage the clutch so the compressor will turn. If this is the coil you are wanting to replace, it is replacable without removing the compressor. It requires a a/c clutch puller, a pair of snap ring plires, and a deep 7/16" or 1/2" socket. You will have to remove the top half of the fan shroud to have adequate working room.

    From what you are saying, I think you should invest in a little more diagnostics before replacing parts.
     

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