How is the rear A/C unit removed?

How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby hamiltonfighter [OP] » August 9th 2013, 3:58am

This link has a pic:https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=9360&p=291378#p291378

Looks like there are three bolts. Does it just need a good yank?
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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby hamiltonfighter [OP] » August 9th 2013, 10:53am

I forgot to mention there is the bolt under the van too.
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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby chevymaher » August 9th 2013, 1:47pm

I looked at the pictures from the other thread. Yea it looks like a few good yanks are all that is needed. The rubber boot sets up like concrete and is really going to hold it. Stick a big flat head screw driver under it and twist. Once it breaks loose it will wiggle around and you can work it out.
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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby hamiltonfighter [OP] » August 9th 2013, 11:13pm

Thanks, as soon as I get home from work I continue tackling this job.
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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby hamiltonfighter [OP] » August 10th 2013, 3:19am

I hate when a 30 minute job turns into a three day event.

I was missing one of the bolts. Got it off and it started moving around for me. I can't get the A/C unit separated from the line. I'm scared it's so stuck that something is going to get damaged as they come apart.

I've ran out of time for tonight, so it'll have to wait until tomorrow evening.

Any suggestions on getting it apart is appreciated. Remember there is rubber and plastic, so a torch might not be the best solution here.

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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby hamiltonfighter [OP] » August 11th 2013, 2:35am

I'm still having trouble getting the A/C unit free from the lines. I still have that bolt between the lines in, but am unsure if it's supposed to come out. That is a nut on the end in that picture, but the thread part sticking out can come off using an external star socket. Guess I'll be adding that socket set to my collection.

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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby hamiltonfighter [OP] » August 11th 2013, 2:36am

Is there anywhere I can get diagrams of all these parts?
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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

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Re: How is the rear A/C unit removed?

Postby Pescador » June 26th 2014, 8:43pm

I simply want to remove mine since I don't use it at all just the like rear bench seat.

If anyone is looking for a rear A/C or rear bench seat or both then get in touch with me. Funds will go back into my Astro van. A/C works fine and bench seat in good condition (gray)
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