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I am replacing the air compressor on my 96 saturn sl and need instructions

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Remove serpatin belt which is accessable from under the wheel side.(passager side). You will need to take the plastic covers off...I use a screw driver and a pair of wire cutters, but don't cut the plastic studs, just use the wire cutters to pry with. Discharge the system. Disconnect both lines (10mm bolts). Unplug wiring connector, remove compressor from bracket and just replace it like you took it out, but you will need to vacuum it down...it needs to hold vacuum for at least 25 minutes. If it holds, then you can charge it...I like to use manifold gages while vacuumed down then apply the R-134 to the line, bleed it a little to keep as much air out of the system as possible, then open the manifold gages while the engine is running about 2000rpms and the A/C is on max. I use a themometer in the vent outlet inside vehicle, and charge it until the temp is around 37 degrees, you might not need to add oil since there should be enough in the condensor and evaporator already.

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