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2005 V70 2.4 compressor removal..top or bottom

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Re: 2005 V70 2.4 compressor removal..top or bottom

Post by ohpoppy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:58 pm

it wasn't the compressor.. it was the compressor clutch needing to be respaced. here's what I did.
removed stuff on top and unbolted the compressor leaving the refrig lines on... propped it facing up and used a harmonic balancer puller to remove the clutch... just had to find 3 screws to fit the threaded holes. there was only one shim in it. it wasn't quite enough to leave me with .016 gap so i took very little off the seat at the compressor with a dremmel grinder. it measures now .014 and works well. its supposed to be .016 to .020" but I think if its cleanly spaced and spins free its fine.

time... 3 hours

funny how the top compressor bolts also hold down the alternator.. had to scratch my head wondering how the alternator came off.

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Re: 2005 V70 2.4 compressor removal..top or bottom

Post by ohpoppy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:03 pm

it wasn't the compressor

removed stuff on top and unbolted the compressor leaving the refrig lines on... propped it facing up and used a harmonic balancer puller to remove the clutch... just had to find 3 screws to fit the threaded holes. there was only one shim in it. it wasn't quite enough to leave me with .016 gap so i took very little off the seat at the compressor with a dremmel grinder. it measures now .014 and works well. its supposed to be .016 to .020" but I think if its cleanly spaced and spins free its fine.

time... 3 hours

funny how the top compressor bolts also hold down the alternator.. had to scratch my head wondering how the alternator came off.

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Re: 2005 V70 2.4 compressor removal..top or bottom

Post by SuperHerman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:34 pm

Glad to hear you got it sorted out.

To wrap up your post - you could answer your question with some more detail so future members can benefit from your hands on experience. Would you take it out the top? What did you have to remove? What clued you in that the gap was off?

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Re: 2005 V70 2.4 compressor removal..top or bottom

Post by oragex » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:42 pm

ohpoppy wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:03 pm
funny how the top compressor bolts also hold down the alternator.. had to scratch my head wondering how the alternator came off.
Yes, that's a tricky one, glad it's sorted. As for the gap, in fact it could be as small as possible as long as it doesn't grab/touch the pulley when it's not spinning.

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Re: 2005 V70 2.4 compressor removal..top or bottom

Post by ohpoppy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:01 pm

yes.. it came out top.. remove fan, ps pump unbolt and place out of the way (leave on hoses)..... alternator unbolt and place out of the way (leave on wires). unbolt compressor and reshim clutch.

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