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D.T. on Wed June 25, 2008 11:10 PM User is offline

Year: 1997
Make: GMC

I am looking for a compressor for my GMC. Anyone try these kits on ebay?

Absolutely no Ebay or Craigslist links on this site please. TRB

Junk or worth looking into?



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Edited: Wed June 25, 2008 at 11:15 PM by Automotive Air Conditioning Information Moderator

TRB on Wed June 25, 2008 11:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

Sorry Ebay or Craigslist links are not permitted on this forum.

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MrBillPro on Wed June 25, 2008 11:41 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: D.T.
I am looking for a compressor for my GMC. Anyone try these kits on ebay?
Absolutely no Ebay or Craigslist links on this site please. TRB
Junk or worth looking into?


I know times are tough for most of us working folks, but let me tell you from experience, if you don't buy "new stuff" to repair you a/c system, trust me you will be doing the job again soon. I replaced my HT-6 on my GMC with a brand new compressor and all other parts flushed it out and pulled a good vacuum on it and that thing will freeze you out and since I drop the hood on that job I have not had to touch it, of course this is just my opinion from my personal experience.


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Edited: Wed June 25, 2008 at 11:42 PM by MrBillPro

D.T. on Thu June 26, 2008 8:24 PM User is offline

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Originally posted by: MrBillPro

I know times are tough for most of us working folks, but let me tell you from experience, if you don't buy "new stuff" to repair you a/c system, trust me you will be doing the job again soon. I replaced my HT-6 on my GMC with a brand new compressor and all other parts flushed it out and pulled a good vacuum on it and that thing will freeze you out and since I drop the hood on that job I have not had to touch it, of course this is just my opinion from my personal experience.


Thanks Mr. Bill again! I just purchased a 3 cfm vacuum pump and I am getting ready to get a kit and fix my GMC. Are you saying I should fork out the $300 + dollars for a better compressor, accumulator and orifice? Stay away from anything under $200.00?


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Edited: Thu June 26, 2008 at 8:25 PM by D.T.

MrBillPro on Thu June 26, 2008 10:40 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Are you saying I should fork out the $300 + dollars for a better compressor, accumulator and orifice? Stay away from anything under $200.00?

Well my personal experience with used parts "if that is what your buying under $200.00" has not been good in my lifetime and especially when your doing something a/c related, you really need to have a new fresh clean start if at all possible, a/c systems rather it be home or auto are very sensitive and they are not very forgiving to any dirt or old oil left in the system, and can cause your job to be short lived, but again this is just my opinion, maybe some folks have had lots of luck using partial used parts in systems, but I certainly have not in my travels.


P.S.
Very wise idea on the vacuum pump that was a good investment and a needed one when doing any kind of a/c work period.


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Edited: Thu June 26, 2008 at 10:43 PM by MrBillPro

mk378 on Thu June 26, 2008 11:05 PM User is offline

The price isn't the guideline, it's more about what you're buying and will you get any warranty or support if there is a problem. ($200 is a heck of a lot for a used GM compressor. Most of them can be bought new from a reputable source for $250 or less). Which model truck and compressor do you have? Why is the compressor being replaced? there are common reasons--

1. Problems with the clutch or pulley bearing
2. Failure of variable displacement control valve (models V5 and V7 only)
3. Leaks refrigerant to the outside (typically thru the shaft seal or case joint)
4. Major internal failure, siezed up or noise from the inside while A/C on

Problems 1 and 2 and sometimes 3 can usually be repaired in the field without buying a whole compressor. Or if you do opt to replace the whole unit, few other parts need to be touched other than maybe a new accumulator/drier. But if you're dealing with a case of #4, the compressor has almost certainly shed debris into the system and a complete clean-up of the system is necessary to prevent a repeat failure. This includes replacing the condenser as it is nearly impossible to fully clean the multiple narrow passages inside.

D.T. on Fri June 27, 2008 7:09 PM User is offline

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Originally posted by: mk378
The price isn't the guideline, it's more about what you're buying and will you get any warranty or support if there is a problem. ($200 is a heck of a lot for a used GM compressor. Most of them can be bought new from a reputable source for $250 or less). Which model truck and compressor do you have? Why is the compressor being replaced? there are common reasons--

3. Leaks refrigerant to the outside (typically thru the shaft seal or case joint)


#3. Leaking in the center joint. This can be repaired? If I had the o-ring. Looks like quite a mess to open a HT-6 up.

1997 GMC Jimmy

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Chick on Sat June 28, 2008 8:07 AM User is offlineView users profile

If your compressor looks anything like this one:

You have an HT6 belly leaker. I used the Seltec HT6 replacement compressor on my 97 Jimmy and could not be happier with it's perfomance Here's a pic of it after it was installed:

Afther last season and into this one, not a single prioblem with cooling or leaking. Check out 97 S10 Blazer couldn't get the jimmy page to open, but it's the same as the S10 blazer..Hope this helps..

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