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Old 05-19-2015, 09:44 PM   #1
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AC delete questions

Alright my air conditioning has never worked and i'm way too lazy to fix it and don't want to pay someone to so i'm thinking of just deleting, i also drive windows down 90% of the time anyway.... Right now i'm thinking of just pulling the compressor and putting in one of the delete kits from like AM for $40.

If i pulled the whole entire system how hard would it be to put back in if i ever wanted to for some reason. What are all the parts that are included in an AC system? I'm new to AC.

Also, anyone know how much just the compressor weighs? Can't find consistent answers. Gotta get some weight off this front end.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:43 AM   #2
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It may be a good idea to get it diagnosed first before you rip everything off. Most places will do it for free. That way after you take it all off you'll know what to keep/replace if you do put it back on. Most of it is pretty strait forward just unbolt and remove, you with need an A/C line disconnect tool which are pretty cheap. And putting it back on is just as easy as taking it off + a recharge. Also would probably be a good idea to have a shop empty the refrigerant before removing everything.
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In pretty sure there is no refrigerant left in the system.... If I do this it'll be after I get a DD so that'll have AC and this will be more performance focused.


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Well you have no ac now sooooo... Why not. Lol I think the whole system together removes approximately 30 pounds or so lines and all.


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I'll bet that the compressor, and the evaporator, weighs at least 15-20 lbs.
Like Travis said, the installation is the reverse of the removal. And it would be helpful to know what is wrong with it, should you ever want to reinstall the system. That way you aren't bolting on broken parts.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:20 PM   #6
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I removed mine, took less than an hour to do the whole thing, and like you the refrigerant had already escaped.

I have the ford racing delete kit my only complaint is the pulley is plastic I've heard there are better metal pulley's available.

I not only removed the compressor but i took all the hoses off as well, same tool you use to disconnect your fuel lines you can buy a complete set for under 10 bucks.

I sealed the hose connector at the fire wall just in case i ever decided to go back to AC just so nothing like dirt or debris gets in there.

It makes a lot of room on the right side once it's out.
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Ok. So not all too hard to take out and put back in? I'm fine taking the whole thing out. Just want to know i would be able to put everything back in IF for some reason i ever do (I don't plan on it)....

One thing i do need is heat though. I can deal with no AC but in winter time i need heat and window defrosters lol.
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The heat will still work but the defrost function is aided by the A/C system. The defrost will work, just not as effectively.
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Hmmmm. On a scale 1-10 how effectively would it work compared to stock?
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How cold does it get down there typically?
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Lol.
I don't know, on a scale of 1-10 but the defrost will work exactly the same as a vehicle that is not equipped with A/C.
It still works OK but it will be much slower and under certain conditions you will have to leave it on constantly.
The A/C helps to dry out the air.
In the CA climate it isn't really an issue.
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And actually, if your A/C hasn't been working, you won't notice any difference.
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How cold does it get down there typically?
Not very!

Nothing like up North where you live. We get some frost every once in a while but the winters are generally pretty mild.
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Not very!

Nothing like up North where you live. We get some frost every once in a while but the winters are generally pretty mild.
But you do occasionally get frosted over and whatnot? Not a bad deal.
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How cold does it get down there typically?
Only 1 or 2 days out of the year i have to worry about the windshield icing over. Other than that its generally just fogging....... And the car is covered all the time so i actually don't really even need the defrosters anymore. I just don't want to be SOL if it does fog over lol.

Screw it i'm just going to rip that **** out.
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But you do occasionally get frosted over and whatnot? Not a bad deal.
It didn't seem to be as cold this winter as last year. I live at a little higher elevation than Andrew and we actually got some snow last year!
I couldn't live without the A/C in the summer though. It gets way too hot where I am!
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It didn't seem to be as cold this winter as last year. I live at a little higher elevation than Andrew and we actually got some snow last year!
I couldn't live without the A/C in the summer though. It gets way too hot where I am!
We usually get a lot of snow and only had snow on the ground for about 2 weeks. Alrefire had more snow in Alabama than us lol
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I live in the bay area so its generally mild climate. Even in Sacramento its manageable without AC. I mean i would like to have it, but i've gone over 2 years without working AC so at this point i think i can deal with it..... Plus i'm looking into getting a cheap DD. I'll have a car port at my apartment next school year so i'm going to convince my roommates to let me have it......

Now the question is. How much do i want to rip out the heater core? I'll see how the AC goes and if i do get a DD then i'll consider it. Really want to take weight off this front end.
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So it doesn't really get too hot there? That surprised me. We see mid 90s and triple digits throughout summer here.
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In Sacramento it can get to 100 + or - 10 degrees. At school though where i spend most of the year its 90ish give or take......

BUT, i spend summer in Sacramento, and i have the garage during that time, and the part i hate the most is getting in the car when its already hot, if i get the garage and then drive in the heat i don't care too much since windows are down.... I go back to school September 1st and its already cooling down. So i have pretty awesome weather year round.
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It gets pretty warm in places inland, but all along the coast you get the sea breeze from the Pacific Ocean that provides free "air conditioning" both winter and summer. Where I used to live, in the Monterey bay area, it has probably one of the mildest climates on earth!
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All about that weight reduction lol. 3335 right now with 1/2 tank. I wonder if i can get into the 31xx with race seats, sound deadening removal, AC delete, heater core removal, and tubular bash bar. I also want to take out my window washer tank. I already emptied it, but want to remove it also since i have never once used it.
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Sound deadening is heavy for sure. Do you have any gone yet? I swear I read that stuff is good for 100-200k pounds
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Planning on taking it out when i swap out my seats since they gotta come out anyway for it. As soon as those come in i'm stripping the interior.

I guess this leads to my next question..... What's the easiest way to remove the heater core in a new edge?
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You have to remove the dashboard.
If you remove the heater core, the heater nor the defrost will not work.
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Yea I might wait on the heater core until the car is permanently garaged. I'll see what my weight is after a few things and see what else I want to do.


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Yeah. When you get ready to do it, you can just remove the entire HVAC box. It probably weighs around 5-10 lbs with everything in it.
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Well this is a rough estimate of what i can cut:
Race seats - 50lbs (25 each)
Sound Deadening - 40lbs
AC - 40lbs (from what i can gather on the inter webs)

At that point it is roughly 130lbs. Which will put me at 3205 pounds with 1/2 tank. Been debating on the speakers and ratio, but i do use that a lot so most likely not for a while.
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Well this is a rough estimate of what i can cut:
Race seats - 50lbs (25 each)
Sound Deadening - 40lbs
AC - 40lbs (from what i can gather on the inter webs)

At that point it is roughly 130lbs. Which will put me at 3205 pounds with 1/2 tank. Been debating on the speakers and ratio, but i do use that a lot so most likely not for a while.
Hmm... Passenger air bag maybe? How much does that weigh?
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idk but i still drive people around at times lol. For now i want to be low 3200s or high 3100s. Ultimate goal after engine swap and tubular suspension is under 3k.
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What about the trunk? I know the thing that covers my dumb *** spare tire is a solid 10 pounds.
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AC delete questions

Trunk is gutted. I need weight off the front end most of all to balance it out.

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I'm assuming all of that felt crap is out of the underside of your hood
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AC delete questions

Actually no I haven't taken that out.... Planning on it though. Can't weigh more than a pound or two.


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Not sure how much more you can pull lol
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