How to Replace an AC Compressor in your Car

Опубликовано: 30 июл. 2015 г. 2 101 586 просмотров

Air conditioning compressor not working? Learn how to properly replace your air conditioning compressor so you can get cold air this summer! I show you how to replace an ac compressor in a Toyota Tacoma but the process is similar for any car or truck. This works for an A/C compressor clutch that wont engage and if you are not getting cold air because the compressor is bad.

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  • Sergio Muñiz
    Sergio Muñiz Год назад I watch him do it and I'm like.. "looks easy" Then I go do it and all hell breaks loose.
  • Ant Montenegro
    Ant Montenegro 5 месяцев назад Sergio Muñiz so damn true could imagine how my brake job gonna go when i get home lol
  • mazoost alg
    mazoost alg 5 месяцев назад @Ant Montenegro if ur bolts are rusted, i will pray for u my friend :)
  • Team Metal
    Team Metal 4 месяца назад (изменено) Sergio Muñiz Right? I looked at mine and said (this will turn into a shit show real quick), then I went back in the house.
  • Envee _
    Envee _ 3 месяца назад Sergio Muñiz if it were as easy as it looks on YouTube it wouldn't be half the fun that it is for a normal person
  • Santi Ulloa
    Santi Ulloa 2 недели назад @mazoost alg Before you start loosening any bolts spray WD40 15 to 20 minutes prior to start wrenching. You'll be gladd you did. Bolts will come off much easier.
  • faisal3398
    faisal3398 Неделю назад @Santi Ulloa exactly, if you come prepared nothing should slow down, that is until a bolt decides to breaks in which case you go searching all over town for a goddamn bolt that seemingly doesn't even exist.
  • GoalieLife
    GoalieLife 1 месяц назад ChrisFix intro from 2015: chill voice "Hey guys, Chris Fix here" Chris Fix intro today: WWE ring announcer voice "HEY GUYS, CHRIS FIX HERE!!"
  • Gabriel Branger Duran
    Gabriel Branger Duran Неделю назад I was thinking the same thing right now
  • Erik Vinson
    Erik Vinson 2 года назад It's disgusting how easy you make it look!! Nice video!
  • ifocusfilms
    ifocusfilms Год назад hahaha
  • CrowMeister42
    CrowMeister42 Год назад For real, I have an 06 Acura TL with a compressor clutch that's broken, and the compressor is buried under the alternator in an almost impossible-to-reach spot with no other access point, dammit Acura >:( at least I now know why my mechanic wants $900+ to replace it.
  • SalandFindles
    SalandFindles Год назад +CrowMeister42 lol, $900? Yeah, I'd learn to do it myself for that price and spend absolutely $0 on labor costs. That's a lot of money.
  • CrowMeister42
    CrowMeister42 Год назад To top it off he was gonna put a rebuilt compressor, and I prefer new since the rebuilt ones aren't as good and they're not built right and break again anyways. The job wasn't as hard as I originally thought, had to remove one of the rad fans for extra room, along with the alternator and serpentine belt. New compressor was around 390 with limited lifetime warranty, plus 110 to get it vacuumed/flush/fill new refrigerant, now it blows ice cold and saved 400 bucks :D
  • SalandFindles
    SalandFindles Год назад +CrowMeister Good deal, my man!
  • Alan W
    Alan W 2 месяца назад expensive is include the part? Is not hard too do,I I did audi all the front of the car need to remove,about 900.
  • Alan W
    Alan W 2 месяца назад @CrowMeister42 about 10 months
  • xSmokey
    xSmokey 1 месяц назад Dude crowmeister that’s under the alternator?? Holy shit I replaced the alternator on my moms Acura for her and that was a fucking pain
  • Alejandro Barocio
    Alejandro Barocio 3 года назад The quality and camera angles are amazing. Great video as always.
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 3 года назад @Alejandro Barocio Awesome! I worked hard on getting good angles and it was tough because it was so tight down there! I am glad you liked the camera angles and appreciate the support as always bud!
  • Nick M
    Nick M 3 года назад @ChrisFix I am still trying to figure out how the hell you fit the camera down to see the pulley tensioner haha
  • Brisco Blank
    Brisco Blank 3 года назад It's like he has a camera man and Hollywood editors. High quality videos. Excellent job Chris!
  • giannis liagian
    giannis liagian 2 года назад One of the most amazing aspects of your videos is the way you film your work and the quality of the image and light in those narrow spaces. Well done and chears from a Greek fan with a Dodge caliber. (Already changed my spark plugs, thermostat, spraypainted wheels inspired by your videos and general approach to fixes. Now i ll try to mark my tools with the vinegar trik)
  • Isaac Privado
    Isaac Privado Год назад Alejandr
  • Michael Brownstein
    Michael Brownstein Год назад 5
  • Michael Brownstein
    Michael Brownstein Год назад 1
  • Keith Marlin
    Keith Marlin Год назад Another gem of a video Chris! Question, my a/c compressor says that for the warranty to be good, the orifice tube needs replaced. I plan to do this job this weekend and dont know what that is. Also, my compressor has 3 oz of oil in it, the system takes 4.23 oz. I think there will still be oil in the system after evacuating the R134 to make up the 1.23 oz difference? Dont want to have too much oil in there. Any thoughts appreciated Man! Thanks!
  • punchy001
    punchy001 2 года назад fucking awesome. Thanks man. You may not think it but you are helping out a lot of people that dont have the luxury of paying for repairs. This is a good thing. Kudos.
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 2 года назад Thanks! I am glad the videos are helpful!
  • punchy001
    punchy001 2 года назад Your'e welcome. I just let a couple of friends know about your vids too. Very thorough, very clear, no camera shaking, you switch camera locations to get better views, and you cover all the bases. I have subscribed now and look forward to learning more. Thanks.
  • Basil Estep
    Basil Estep 3 недели назад Honestly, I'd say it's a luxury to be able to fix it yourself. So many shops WAY overcharge you on hourly rates. I've saved thousands of dollars doing my own repairs
  • GerardoMjr
    GerardoMjr Неделю назад (изменено) Basil Estep indeed it’s a luxury to be able to do it yourself to not get F’d in the ass by shop mechanics’ outrageous prices.
  • Gordon Loop
    Gordon Loop 2 года назад ChrisFix has helped me out so many times, so I don't want him to take my critic in the wrong way. I have a 2004 Honda Accord and needed to change the compressor, this video helped me out immensely. But...the oil that comes with Denso Compressors is only for shipping purposes and needs to be drained, and filled to the proper amount. Thankfully my new compressor was not ruined but caught it in time. Thank you Chris.
  • _.Dank.Memes._
    _.Dank.Memes._ 2 года назад im only 14 so i dont have a car but im definently learning haha
  • Jim Beam
    Jim Beam 7 месяцев назад .Dank.Memes. good shit man
  • isaac Woodroof
    isaac Woodroof 6 месяцев назад You're 16 now congratulations. Do you have a car now?
  • Alexander Hernandez
    Alexander Hernandez 5 месяцев назад Respect!
  • Greatness
    Greatness 3 месяца назад Dank memes where’s ur car at
  • Basil Estep
    Basil Estep 3 недели назад Yo bro, you got a car yet?
  • Greatness
    Greatness 3 недели назад Rip dank memes
  • strawberryvines
    strawberryvines Неделю назад My car don't even have these problems. Lol I'm just watching to be watching 😂
  • Eric Lao
    Eric Lao 3 года назад When you change the A/C compressor you're suppose to change the A/C accumulator as well. Doing so filters out the contaminants and absorbs any moisture that might have entered the system. If moisture is present in the system it will turn into acid and acid is not good for metal. Another note, if you don't install a new accumulator some of the A/C compressors' warranty will be voided. 
  • Eric kennon
    Eric kennon Год назад Eric Lao there is always somebody that thinks they know more than the person on the video
    HOTRODRICO Год назад eric lao is correct however
  • TriniFirst
    TriniFirst Год назад He's completely RIGHT!
  • K R
    K R Год назад Knowledge is power Mr Kennon. I love Chris's videos but I always appreciate others bringing their particular experience to the table and I think Chris does also.
  • Chucks Basix
    Chucks Basix 11 месяцев назад Eric K., warranty on compressors state that certain things must be replaced, such as the accumulator or receiver/driver, orifice tube, and in most cases today, the condenser. Most also require you to flush the system, and all require that ALL of those purchases be on the same receipt for the warranty to be valid. Mr. Lao is correct, there is desiccant inside the accumulator, which absorbs moisture, and the oil can become acidic over time, thus eating away at seals and the such inside the system. It's $50 or less to replace such a simple component and to perform a flush, why not do it when dropping $150 to $300 on a compressor?
  • Classics By Steve
    Classics By Steve 10 месяцев назад (изменено) Actually as a technician for 23 years, Eric is 100% right. Anytime you open a system YOU CHANGE THE RECEIVER/DRIER/ACCUMULATOR. YOU ALSO DO A FLUSH. ASK ANY PLACE YOU BUY A COMPRESSOR WHAT IS NEEDED FOR A WARRANTY.
  • deWaardt
    deWaardt 9 месяцев назад Just a question, I mostly drive beaters and I do the most cheap-ass band-aid fixes I can on the car as almost any fix totals the car out. If I do a botch replacement like this but with a junkyard compressor (let's say the junkyard compressor is in good working order), how bad is it? If I put the replacement compressor on and get the system vacuumed, will it be like... mostly okay or is certain failure imminent? A fix like this doesn't have to last years for me, but if it dies again in less than a year it's not worth the effort and money.
  • Macson Lo
    Macson Lo 7 месяцев назад Classics By Steve changing the receiver drier means changing the desiccant element inside the accumulator correct?
  • Classics By Steve
    Classics By Steve 7 месяцев назад @Macson Lo yes. The driver has a dessicant in it that is non serviceable. Its recommended anytime you open the system.
  • Paul  Sosa
    Paul Sosa 7 месяцев назад In some cases the condenser needs to be replaced these usually come with the accumulator/drier and expansion valve
  • KŹ RR
    KŹ RR 4 месяца назад Yep ..
  • b atman
    b atman 3 месяца назад @Paul Sosa Yes, especially if the compressor has seized, since metal debris can be sent through the system. For some reason, a mechanic was going to replace only the compressor on my nephew's car after it seized, which probably would have resulted in more trips to the shop and a lot more money out of his pocket.
    HOTRODRICO Год назад its always best to release all refrigerant directly in the open air to help condition the cloud seals
  • deasttn
    deasttn 4 месяца назад The penguins like it, too
  • xSmokey
    xSmokey 1 месяц назад I really hope anyone who reads this learned in science how bad Freon is for the environment
  • austin sullivan
    austin sullivan 3 года назад You should consider changing ChrisFix to ChrisPerfect for a much better description of you/your channel.
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 3 года назад @austin sullivan Thanks a lot Austin! I really do try my best and comments like this just make it all worth the effort!
  • Proyecto Aventurero
    Proyecto Aventurero 2 года назад +ChrisFix excusme i have a chevy metro 2000 is the same process?
  • rikodx10567
    rikodx10567 Неделю назад make a vid ! how to fix pipe lines for ac (high and low pressure)
  • Anhtuan Phan
    Anhtuan Phan 9 месяцев назад (изменено) Fantastic video with clear explanation and great video quality. Thanks!
  • Kyle Mcleod
    Kyle Mcleod 2 года назад Thanks so much for the vid! Keep them coming man, us DIY'selfers really appreciate it!
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 2 года назад No problem Kyle!
  • AK540i
    AK540i 2 года назад The amount of corrosion is absolutely horrifying. Love your videos BTW. Keep it up!
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 2 года назад This isnt even that bad! Cars up in the Northeast get real bad!
  • Rogelio Barrios
    Rogelio Barrios 2 года назад you doing a good job. helping us thanks so much
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 2 года назад +Junior Barrios thanks! I'm glad the videos are helpful!
  • mowin4cash
    mowin4cash 2 года назад I love QUALITY repair videos!
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 2 года назад Thanks!!!
  • Zachary Adams
    Zachary Adams 3 года назад I spy a Fram oil filter...
  • max margherio
    max margherio 3 года назад @Zachary Adams i spy a toyota... :(
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 3 года назад @Zachary Adams fram oil filter = bad!
  • RedNeckSwag616inHD
    RedNeckSwag616inHD 3 года назад @ChrisFix Too bad many people think otherwise.
  • trollaphobic
    trollaphobic 3 года назад Hey i run my vehicles with the same orange fram filters and valvoline maxx syn blend (the red bottles) never had any issues but im also faithful to the vehicles service intervals outlined in the manual
  • marty carver
    marty carver Год назад I have used Fram oil filters on my factory cars as well as my 500hp hotrods and have never had a problem in 44 years. I have heard the horror stories but most of them are repeated by people who have no knowledge of the actual event and just repeating what they have heard or were improperly installed, poor maintenance, or incorrect mounting. This happens with cars, handguns, oil filters, etc. This same mentality killed the corvair :)
  • Fernando5455
    Fernando5455 10 месяцев назад marty carver There are many videos on YouTube where they cut into different fram filters. And it’s shocking to see just how cheaply made they are. Specially compared to other brands
  • Matt P
    Matt P 9 месяцев назад Whats wrong with fram?
  • Adan Lopez
    Adan Lopez 5 месяцев назад Matt P they are cheap filters inside
  • Nanis Meelasla
    Nanis Meelasla 4 месяца назад @Matt P the inside of a fram filter is mostly cardboard
  • Santi Ulloa
    Santi Ulloa Неделю назад It seems intimidating but it's not unless you are easily discouraged. Although some cars as Chris states in the video are a but challenging the reward can be enormous, at a personal level you can say I DID IT! With pride. Provided you have the time. I swapped ac compressors on 2 different cars 1989 and 1990 Cadillac Seville....not the easiest cars to do but I accomplissed both. One back in 2013 the second one May 5 2019. Will load up videos of both cars with AC on and a brief description of the process for thise cars. Look for video in my channel soon.
  • Luis Crespo
    Luis Crespo 3 года назад Chris!!! These camera angles are amazing! Keep em coming! 
  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 3 года назад @Luis Crespo Awesome! I worked hard to get good angles and it was really tight down there so I am glad!
  • Joshua Ollesca
    Joshua Ollesca Год назад ChrisFix What is that car you're working on
  • deasttn
    deasttn Год назад 08 tacoma
  • Dada cross ladyboss Goddess
    Dada cross ladyboss Goddess Год назад Chrisfix I love your videos
  • Speed Freak
    Speed Freak 4 недели назад @ChrisFix when She says its my First Time.😂✅