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2003 Avalanche 4WD

tomhenson18 on Tue November 13, 2007 5:45 PM User is offline

Year: 2003
Make: Chevy
Model: Avalanche
Engine Size: 5.3L

What is the easiest way to remove the ac compressor from the truck? Any help?

tony1963 on Tue November 13, 2007 6:27 PM User is offline

Do you mean the compressor or perhaps the condensor or maybe evaporator?

Do you have a way to recover the refrigerant?

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TRB on Tue November 13, 2007 8:43 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: tomhenson18
What is the easiest way to remove the ac compressor from the truck? Any help?

Little more information would be helpful. Simple answer is you will need to reclaim the refrigerant. Remove the hoses attached to the compressor and belt on the pulley. Then remove all the mounting bolts and wiring connection.



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tomhenson18 on Wed November 14, 2007 1:57 PM User is offline

I do mean the compressor. There is no refrigerant in the system. I have been told to take it out the fender well but it does not look like it is going to fit out the space that is there.

bohica2xo on Wed November 14, 2007 2:37 PM User is offline

Hope you have a lift...

Remove right front wheel

Remove wheelhouse panel

Disconnect suction & discharge lines - throw away the sealing washers.

Remove the compressor mounting bolts. The lower right hand bolt will not come out of the compressor body due to clearance issues. Make sure it is completely unthreaded from the mount, and be sure to load a bolt into this location when re-installing the compressor.

The compressor mounting bolt torque is 37 foot pounds. Be sure the mounting faces & threads are clean.

The peanut fitting bolt torque is 12 foot pounds. Use new sealing washers, and be sure everything is clean.


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tomhenson18 on Wed November 14, 2007 9:58 PM User is offline

Thank you........ That is the info I was looking for.

chillin on Fri December 14, 2007 9:45 AM User is offlineView users profile

If using a floor jack and jack stands would this hold true for most chevy vehicles tahoe , trucks that have the compressor mounted below?Could you access the comp. from the bottom? thanks for any replies.

bohica2xo on Fri December 14, 2007 12:23 PM User is offline

Yup. Many of the GM trucks with the low mount compressor come out that way H2's as well.

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TRB on Fri December 14, 2007 12:44 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: bohica2xo
Yup. Many of the GM trucks with the low mount compressor come out that way H2's as well. B.

You would not believe the ugly a** Hummer we have in the shop right now. Rob's going to go take an image and upload it for me. Because I'm working!!!





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Edited: Fri December 14, 2007 at 12:59 PM by TRB

TRB on Fri December 14, 2007 1:00 PM User is offlineView users profile

Now that is some shweet ride!

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chillin on Fri December 14, 2007 1:51 PM User is offlineView users profile

Thanks for the replies!This hummer kinda reminds me of the old model fords.

Wet in Washington on Fri December 14, 2007 9:23 PM User is offline

But, for us older folks, it looks more like a stagecoach.

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TRB on Fri December 14, 2007 9:59 PM User is offlineView users profile

If a horse was pulling that thing I may have a different opinion about it! Now I should be a little kinder as it is the holiday season and this is a customer of ours. But I can't figure out what this thing is trying to be. Your not going to take it out in the dirt with those expensive wheels and slick tires. It's not a limo to haul prom kids around. It's not even close to being a show truck! I just don't know, where is Robbie when you need him?????

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Edited: Fri December 14, 2007 at 10:00 PM by TRB

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