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I want to replace my a/c compressor, filter/drier, and condensor. i have the parts. what tools will i need to replace parts, in addition to tools which will make it easier?

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You will need a vacuum pump,metric swivel sockets 13,14,15 mm,a rachet an extension some ajustable wrenches,i think thats all,oh and a 8 or 10 mm socket to unclamp the drier braket.

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You had a compressor failure

Now you have a big job ahead of you

You will have to install a new compressor

Remove & Flush all hose assy's

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Replace the drier or accumulator

Flush the evaporator in place

Put new oil in all components in the correct amounts

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