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Compressor switch for new compressor??

malibu101 on Sat April 20, 2013 9:38 PM User is offline

Year: 1998
Make: Chevy
Model: S10
Engine Size: 4.3 V6
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Ambient Temp: -
Pressure Low: -
Pressure High: -
Country of Origin: United States

I purchased a compressor kit from here and it arrived this week. Today I attempted to put the new parts on. I was stopped dead in my tracks.
The kit contained a GPD 6511340 compressor. It is a totally different style than the original HT6.

On the back of my original compressor is a switch that is about 1" round that is slipped in a hole and retained by a snap ring.
The new compressor has a plug in a threaded hole where the switch should go.
These are 2 totally different things.

What new switch do I need? Where can I get it? Do I have the wrong compressor? I simply can not work with the parts I have. It's like a square peg in a round hole.

Please help.

Edited: Sat April 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM by malibu101

TRB on Sun April 21, 2013 5:56 PM User is offlineView users profile

Email me your invoice number and I will look into it.

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malibu101 on Sun April 21, 2013 7:50 PM User is offline

They didn't give me a number when I called my order in.
I thought it was funny that there was no paper, not even a packing slip, in the box.
I have no paperwork with this order.

Anyway, I will call tomorow with my name and stuff.
THANKS for the help!

TRB on Sun April 21, 2013 7:55 PM User is offlineView users profile

If compressor kit was drop shipped no paper work it was mail out to you.

I have looked at the options and only difference in compressors listed is the clutch size. Normally you swap out the switch with no problem. Call Monday and I"ll check with the manufacture as to what might be the issue.

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TRB on Mon April 22, 2013 11:26 AM User is offlineView users profile

Send me a picture of the back of the compressor.

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malibu101 on Tue April 23, 2013 6:45 AM User is offline

Everything is good!!
The plug in the threaded hole on the new compressor is in the exact same spot as the switch was in my old compressor.
In the center of the new compressor is a nicely machined plug. It looked like something that should not be messed with. Turns out that it simply pulls out and that is where the switch goes.
I guess I was blind on Saturday when I was installing this, I don't know how I didn't think the plug was the place for the switch?

Anyway, I called TRB with my problem and he REALLY helped me out quickly! THAT is the reason I will never buy AC parts anywhere besides AMA.

I am sorry for any confusion I caused due to my lack of knowledge of the construction of this new compressor design.

Friday night when I can get together with my buddy who has a pump, manifold, & refrigerant I'm sure I will be blowing cold air.

THANKS for all the help!

TRB on Tue April 23, 2013 9:27 AM User is offlineView users profile

Glad to help out!

Thanks for supporting Arizona Mobile Air Inc.

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malibu101 on Mon April 29, 2013 6:38 PM User is offline

UPDATE
On Saturday I (and a buddy who has the refrigerent tools) flushed everything, installed all components, oiled, vacuumed and weighed in the proper charge.
There were no surpises, everything was clean, this was just another classic case of an HT6 belly leaker compressor
All went very smooth and the cold air is blowing!!

I still can't believe I missed which plug to remove on the new compressor to install the switch.
The new compressor style is nice too. No belly seals!

THANKS for all the help!

TRB on Mon April 29, 2013 6:41 PM User is offlineView users profile

Thanks for the support.

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