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How do you replace an AC compressor on 2000 Ford Taurus

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AC repair require a vacuum pump. It is not a do it your self job unless you has access to a HVAC vacuum pump. Example: Robinair brand vacuum pump and manifold meter,hoses and R-134a refrigerant.

My advice is to let the professional to do the job.




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