Q: how hard is it to replace ac compressor on 2011 sonota

asked by on January 14, 2017

ac compressor - how hard to replace?

My car has 108000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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The first step in replacing the A/C compressor is to remove anything that blocks access to the serpentine belt. Once this has been done, the next step is to remove tension from the serpentine belt and slide it off of the compressor pulley. Once this has been done, the A/C system will need to be evacuated of all refridgerent in order to comply with federal regulations. Next, you will want to disconnect the A/C lines from the compressor. Finally, loosen and remove any mounting hardware that holds the compressor to the engine. Installation is reverse of removal. If you are in doubt about this repair, consider YourMechaic as a certified professional can come to your home or office to replace your A/C compressor.

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