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Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

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Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by gilbertchasse » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:30 am

I own 2009 Volvo S60 with 2.4L engine and I took it to a shop due to a bad pulley bearing, and he’s telling me the ac compressor is bad. He quoted me $500 to have a new one including labor cost.I couldn't pay for that.
Is it ok to order a new 09 Volvo S60 AC Compressor online ?
Have you ever install by yourself ? Complicate or easy ?
How long does it take ?
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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by abscate » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:43 am

That’s a great price for that job. To DIY, you get a junkyard compressor for $50-100, 4 hours labor, then $100 to evacuate and charge
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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by cn90 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 am

You can change the pulley bearing. Search the DIY I wrote for 1998 S70.


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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by oragex » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:55 am

So was the compressor actually more or less working? I'm just aware some shops may not be that honest.

No new compressor is only a few hundred dollars, something is fishy with that quote. Unless it's some chinese junk or refurb compressor. Used genuine ones off Ebay are not much and should be reliable

But, if it's not the compressor, as mentioned the pulley bearing can be replaced fairly 'easily' (use a quality brand)
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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by XC70Rider » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:27 am

What bearing brand do you recommended for our AC compressor clutch?

Just noticed my AC compressor starting squealing while having the front defrost on. I used my stethoscope to determine it is the AC clutch bearing that is whining.



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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by oragex » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:51 pm

I won't drive it before replacing the bearing. See video description



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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by XC70Rider » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:52 pm

The video description links to a 35x55x20 sized bearing. I replaced a handful of AC pulley bearings and prefer the NSK

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-compressor- ... :pf:0#rwid

Just ordered it.



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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by cn90 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 pm

I did the AC Pulley bearing on my 1998 S70 GLT using Nachi bearing.
The DIY is below, S60 AC Pulley is almost the same in principle.

Make sure you take your time to read through this...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81512


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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by oragex » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:21 am

cn90 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 pm
I did the AC Pulley bearing on my 1998 S70 GLT using Nachi bearing.
The DIY is below, S60 AC Pulley is almost the same in principle.

Make sure you take your time to read through this...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81512

I had to 'slightly' pry the clutch out as well... didn't feel comfortable about this as it bends the plate then the plate may rub against the pulley. But it worked fine in the end. What's annoying is the tolerances for the clutch plate on shaft are so small, it slides really not easy and I had to remove it twice because I didn't got the correct gap from the first time. While there, for the original poster, it's also the right time to remove shims to reduce the gap. In theory, the gap must be the smallest possible while the clutch plate still doesn't rub against the pulley while it's stopped.



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Re: Installing New Volvo S60 AC Compressor

Post by XC70Rider » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:02 am

cn90 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 pm
I did the AC Pulley bearing on my 1998 S70 GLT using Nachi bearing.
The DIY is below, S60 AC Pulley is almost the same in principle.

Make sure you take your time to read through this...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81512
Thanks for the writeup. I'd follow your tips to completely remove the compressor. I've recharged dozens of AC systems using my 60 gallon air compressor and AC manifold gauge. Already have pag46 oil and several cans of R134a. Along with the bearing I just needed to order the O-rings and drier. Also will use my 32 ton shop press to exchange bearings.

I'll need to search around for the amount of oil and freon our system takes. Is it labelled under the hood anywhere?



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