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Leak at compressor???

73Wagoneer on Mon April 30, 2012 10:34 PM User is offline

Year: 1997
Make: Chevy
Model: Camaro
Engine Size: 3.8
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Ambient Temp: X
Pressure Low: X
Pressure High: X

Working on a 1997 Camaro, will not hold vacuum, so I was going to add a can of dye, started putting it in, I heard hissing coming from the front (clutch) of the compressor, Its a V-5 compressor, is there a seal I can purchase to change that out? Also do I need a special clutch removal tool?

Never mind about the seal, found one on the ACKITS website, but do I need any "special" tools to replace it.

Edited: Mon April 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM by 73Wagoneer

TRB on Mon April 30, 2012 10:39 PM User is offlineView users profile

You will need a hub R & R tool along with a Seal R & R tool in my opinion.

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Mulder on Thu May 03, 2012 12:29 PM User is offline

I'm about to attempt the same repair myself. Here's some good advice on changing the seals if you haven't aready found them.

replacing the front seal procedures:
http://www.autoacforum.com/messageview.cfm?catid=20&threadid=18627

replacing the shaft seal and case orings on v5:
http://www.autoacforum.com/messageview.cfm?catid=20&threadid=21972

Edited: Thu May 03, 2012 at 12:30 PM by Mulder

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