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Tim--Which ones do I need?

JLHAWKINS on Sun July 12, 2009 12:35 AM User is offline

Year: 1997
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Cutlass Supreme
Engine Size: 3.1
Refrigerant Type: 134A
Ambient Temp: 88
Pressure Low: 28
Pressure High: 210
Country of Origin: United States

I posted about this vehicle earlier. After 12 years of issue-free cooling, I had to add some refrigerant to the vehicle at the beginning of the summer. I inquired to the Forum as to the most probable area of the leak. Chick and GM Tech responded the compressor case o-rings and the shaft seal. I "dyed" it and the case o-rings were the culprit. I did no see any indication of a leak at the shaft seal but plan to replace it anyway. I inquired as to the difficulty of replacing the o-rings. Again Chick and GM Tech responded that it was no that difficult and provided suggestions, picture and even a video. Great guys. Great Forum.

I am getting ready to order a shaft seal kit, shaft seal removal/installation tool, shaft protector and gasket kit from AMA. I have all the other tools required. Now for the question.

On looking online, I see two shaft seal kits for the V-5. Part No. 21-34659 states "Top can measurement 15 mm". Part No. 21-34734 states "Large Shaft--Top of can measurement 18.25mm". What do they mean "top of can"? Please explain. Which kit is the correct one for this vehicle?

Second; same thing with the gasket kits, two are listed for the V-5. Part No. 21-24610 is "Gasket Kit V-5". Part No. 21-24762 is "V-5 Metal Gasket Kit 134A". Does this mean I need the "Metal Kit" since this vehicle uses 134A? Please explain. Again, which kit is the correct one for this vehicle?

I would appreciate your assistance is determining which parts I need to order.

Thanks

daman on Sun July 12, 2009 9:09 AM User is offlineView users profile

The shaft seal you'll need to measure your shaft to see what size you have,some say you only need the big one 18mm,i too need to order up a shaft seal for my V5 i think i'm going to order up both sizes to be safe.

but yea they need to be more clear on there description in that listing for folks that don't know(Tim???)it's frustrating for sure.

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'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
'95 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3100 v6 SFI
'88 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7 TPI(49,000 original miles)

TRB on Mon July 13, 2009 2:34 PM User is offlineView users profile

It best to measure the shaft of the compressor to determine which seal is needed. Some say you can just use the larger 21-34734. The company we get our remans from use 2 different seals. Gasket kit, either will work.

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daman on Wed July 15, 2009 10:31 AM User is offlineView users profile

Tim what about the gasket kits there's two listed i too need this, witch one('00 2.2 sunfire auto)????


two are listed for the V-5. Part No. 21-24610 is "Gasket Kit V-5". Part No. 21-24762 is "V-5 Metal Gasket Kit 134A". Does this mean I need the "Metal Kit" since this vehicle uses 134A?

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'00 Pontiac Sunfire 2200 I4 SFI
'99 Chevy 4x4 Z-71 5.7 Vortec v8 CPFI
'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
'95 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3100 v6 SFI
'88 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7 TPI(49,000 original miles)

TRB on Wed July 15, 2009 12:27 PM User is offlineView users profile

As long as the metal gasket is available I would use it. But both will work I just prefer the metal.

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daman on Wed July 15, 2009 12:38 PM User is offlineView users profile

Thank you!!

also any wright ups on how to change this? pretty strait forward?

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'00 Pontiac Sunfire 2200 I4 SFI
'99 Chevy 4x4 Z-71 5.7 Vortec v8 CPFI
'97 Chevy 4x4 6.5 Turbo Diesel 2500
'95 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3100 v6 SFI
'88 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7 TPI(49,000 original miles)

Edited: Wed July 15, 2009 at 12:39 PM by daman

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