1995 Grand Am A/C

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Old 05-10-07, 11:26 AM
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1995 Grand Am A/C

I tried to post this once, but then couldn't find it. If it ends up being a double post, please delete either one.

I have a 95 Grand Am 4 cylinder with a compressor that has leaked out all fluid. We know the leak is at the bottom of the compressor, but not sure if it is from a seal or if the case is cracked.
My questions are...Please keep in mind that when setting the dial inside the car to A/C nothing engages.
1. If it is leaking from a seal, can we replace the seal, have someone replace fluids and be good to go?
2. Can a compressor be rebuilt? If so, how difficult is it?
3. If in fact the case is cracked, is it best to just replace the condensor or replace condensor and clutch both?
4. If replacing just the condensor is an option, how difficult is it to take out the clutch and put it back in the new condensor? Is a special tool required?
We do all the work on our vehicles ourselves, but have never had the pleasure of dealing with the A/C. Thanks to anyone who can offer advice! It is starting to get mighty hot here in Texas and we will have to deal with this soon! Thanks again!
 
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Old 05-10-07, 02:08 PM
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A leaking compressor/seal cannot be repaired by a DIYer. It has to be sent back to the factory 99% of the time. You would have to buy a new one or rebuilt.

I'm confused about one thing, the clutch is on the outside of the compressor, not the condenser. The condenser is the smaller radiator in the front of the vehicle which is cooled off by the fans.

Do you have a Haynes manual? You can get one of those or subscribe to Alldatadiy.com

The Alldatadiy website is awesome. I have it for my vehicles. Very detailed repair instructions.
 
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