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post #1 of 3 Old 09-09-2002, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question How do I remove the lines going to the ac condenser?

I started pulling my AC parts. I want to clean it up a little and save some front end weight. The accumulator and compressor line around the intake is removed but how do I get the condenser lines off? Is it some kind of quick disconnect tool? If so, where do I get it, how does it come off and is there a certain size?

Also, to anyone who has totally remove thier AC system, how much weight did you lose? What removal kit did you use and do you like it and is it direct bolt on?

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You need a fuel line disconnect tool to get those off. Autozone carries a small kit that has about 6-7 different sizes, and I believe its only like $5 or so. All you do is put the tool around the line, and press in to the fitting to release the spring. They are a pain sometimes, so be patient with them.

I used the FRPP kit when I ditched my AC. It comes with the bracket and hardware found on the factory non-AC cars, and just puts the power steering pump up where the compressor used to be. Its between $40-50, and is a very nice and clean looking kit. The other ones with the Idler pully are a waste IMO

oh, and I weighed everything that was ditched from the engine bay to just over 30lbs


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Mike,

As fiveohpatrol said, get teh ac/fuel disconnect tools.. Auto Barn has them for like $10.. brand is either CTA or Lisle. If you cant find them, let me know and you can borrow mine.

You really should have them anyway.. they are the same ones needed to disconnect the fuel rails.

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