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 Post subject: DIY Air conditioning
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:08 am 
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I'm looking at buying a 98 swift tomorrow. It did not come factory with A/C but I've looked around online and found compressors for a 98 for $200 and under.

Is it difficult to install a new a/c unit? Anyone here have experience doing so?


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Air conditioning
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:59 am 
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YOU might want to do more research on automotive ac systems....there are way many more parts than just the compressor. If a complete aftermarket system is even avialable for the car just the parts alone will probably run you in and around $1000, that does not include installation.

if you have no mechanical ability at all, trying to do a from blank ac install is probably not something you would even want to imagine trying. Even for the seasoned mechanic an full AC install is a challenge.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY Air conditioning
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:46 pm 
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do a search, one of the guys here did an a to z install with pics
all with junkyard metro parts


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Air conditioning
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:38 pm 
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I have a 95 with A/C same as a 98 it doesn't lookthat difficult intill you get to the removel of the dashboard with pass side air bag


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