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I wish to install air conditioning to my Suzuki Vitar/sidekick

Hi Can you help me I wish to install A/C to my Vitara I live in Spain and I know that the Vitara was known as a "Sidekick in 1992 in Europe it was the Vitara it is a 8 valve EFI with power steering. I have been offered here in Spain a system from a Santana 300 (not sure if this model in in US) will this A/C system fit in my Vitara/sidekick I know that the control in the Santana are electronic as oposed to sliders on the Vitara/Sidekick. my car has all the pre installed fixing points for the compressor as well as the nessasary wires. look forward to a solution. or any advise in general on installing A/C to my vehicle. Regards John

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  • john sharpley Jul 21, 2008

    I take what you say but can you adise on the path to take IE can I purchase a system from Suzuki or other suppliers to fit my car and how diffilcult is it to fit myself.
    Can you list any firms I can try (worldwide)
    Regards John

  • john sharpley Jul 21, 2008

    No the santana / Sidekick was the US version of the Europen Vitara year 1992 also the Santana 300 is the re styled version of the Vitara I not sure if this model was sold in the US. regards John

  • john sharpley Jul 21, 2008

    I do not think you are answering my problem, it is easy to say go to a Suzuki dealer the cvar is 16 years old and dealers are not interested in this typw of problem. I know that ther are firms in the US that can and do supply air con kits to this vehicle all i now ask for is a few names or perhaps breakers yards that may have a used system. so far the answers you have given are not of any help as I have gone down these roads myself regards John

  • john sharpley Jul 21, 2008

    Have gone to link they only supply a compressor I require a full system
    John

  • john sharpley Jul 21, 2008

    Not realy helpfull nothing I id not know already
    John

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Hi john,

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  • francis rivero Jul 21, 2008

    hi john,

    first thing to consider in ac installation is the capacity of the compressor to cool your vehicle, if the compressor is too small then it can not cool the car, if its too big then your engine would have a hard time driving it. everything must me consider. the size of the condenser must be compartible with the size of your compressor and so on and so fort.



    now if you want to save some money and you think you can do it yourself, then we are here at fixya to help you put an ac unit in your vitara.



    some points to consider.



    location of the compressor and the type of compressor that you want to put in the vitara. if i remember correctly, a small nippondenso compressor would fit at the top part of the right side of the engine facing you.



    then consider the size of the condenser, if you have a choice, chosse the biggest condenser that would fit your front space in front of the radiator. then consider already that you are going to fit an auxilliary fan in front of the condenser.



    then inside the car, i would suggest an original evaporator and fan assemblt that would really fit the vitara because it would be a frustration if the cold air would not come out of the vents good but leaks away on the duct works that they would provide if you use a different evaporator.



    i hope i was able to help you decide which unit to take and if you have any questions, please tell me and i would be more than happy to answer them.



    tnx



    drcool

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Try this link and contact them to see if they can help you.

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Not really any help, but a question. Have you talked to a dealer or mnfr of your make and model. That would be the best way to go. Then you will really know how and what to do. A mechanic might tell you the wrong thing just to get your money. You book that should be in the glove box should have a number for your area. It is very hard to give you an answer when we are in the U.S. Dealers are usually world wide. I would use a dealer for something like this. They are expensive but they will have to warranty the work if they do it as long as you buy it from them. You might want to consider the cost, verses buying something that already has air. Putting in a/c can be expensive if it did not come on your model.

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Santana is the model before Vitara , it is very similar, I am sure the AC is compatible.

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I wouldnt recommend installing something that actually isnt meant for your model..but your best bet would be to find a reliable mechanic and consult him first..

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