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Can i replace just the a/c pulley and not the entire compressor (squealing loud) on my 2000 pontiac grand prix gt

Perhaps the air conditioner compressor pulley or the pulley and clutch assembly? to eliminate the need to evacuate the system and replace the refrigerant?!?!?

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Yes you can on earlier models of AC compressors but this is a american model car and i have never seen one so i couldnt say for definate but i do it all the time on earlier cars thats accesable like a renault or a VW but you will need a big pair of water pump pliers to hold the clutch still whilst you undo the nut in the middle .

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Caravan (3.3 liter V6) air conditioner clutch?

you can but part is usually about the same price

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Thermostat

as you face the engine the thermostat bell is on the right (drivers side) Follow the radiatoe hose. Remove the two bolts and raise the bell still attatched to the hose. the thermostat is there with the rubber seal. You can gently pry the thermostat out with a screwdriver or something similar. Put in new thermostat be sure it is the same as the old one, and then replace or change the seal (be sure it is the smae size and thickness as the old one as I got the wrong size from Napa) Then replace the bell, and tighten, but not over tighten. I hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: A/C compressor bearing sounds bad. Can bearing & pulley be replac

it is best to replace the whole compressor but if it was me I would go and get a can of 134A oil and put that in first to see that helps with the problem and if not then replace the compressor they are somewhere around $40 to $75 at a good salvage yard and you can try www.junkyarddog.com and if you cannot find one there try www.schramauto.com or call them at 1-800-292-1032

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SOURCE: grand prix 3800 blowing only hot air please help

check the temp control switch in the dash

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SOURCE: i need instructions on how to change a crank shaft censor

3.8L Engines

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine belt(s) from the crankshaft pulley. Please see Section 1.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the right front tire assembly. Remove the right inner fender access cover.
  5. A flywheel holding device such as GM's J 37096 is required to keep the crankshaft from turning as the crankshaft balancer is being removed. Install this holding tool or its equivalent. Please see Section 3 for more information.
  6. Using a 28mm socket, remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt. Using special tool J 38197 or equivalent balancer removal tools, drawn the balancer from the end of the crankshaft. Please see Section 3 for more information.
  7. There is a roughly circular aluminum shield that protects the crankshaft position sensor; remove this shield. Use care not to damage it. Do not pry to remove.
  8. Detach the electrical connector from the crankshaft position sensor, remove the attaching bolts and separate the sensor from the engine block face.

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Dual Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor removal—3.8L Engines

To install:
  1. Clean all parts well. Position the crankshaft sensor to the block face and tighten the bolts to 14–28 ft. lbs. (20–40 Nm).
  2. Install the crankshaft position sensor shield. Verify that the electrical connector is secure.
  3. Install the crankshaft balancer. Please see Section 3.
  4. Torque the crankshaft balancer center bolt to 110 ft. lbs. (150 Nm), plus an additional 76 degrees.
  5. Install the inner fender access cover and the right front tire assembly. Wheel nut torque is 104 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Install the serpentine belt(s), as outlined in Section 1.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

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