Brought to you in part by:
Shop Eastwood for all your Auto Restoration Needs!

.


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Ford Trucks
  '85 F150 A/C Removal

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   '85 F150 A/C Removal
mvendl
Gearhead

Posts: 171
From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-12-2003 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I've got an '85 F150 that has had it's engine replace. The guy who put the new engine in never hooked up the A/C and I want to take it off. I've already remove the tank and now want to take off the compressor. Is there any problem removing the compressor or anything? I'm thinking that it will reduce the load on the engine since it wont be there. There is the mounting bracket, an idler pulley and the A/C Compressor. Anyone see any problems in removing this?

After I get this removed, I'll only have the Alternator and Power steering pump to be run by the engine... Hopefully this will help in gas mileage a bit..

thanks,

--mark

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 36138
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 05-12-2003 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've chucked many a AC system into the weeds in my day.

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Please remember our sponsors,
Mustangs Plus, NPD, Osborn Reproductions, MyFordPerformance.com, and FordRamAir.com

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 3578
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 05-12-2003 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you already broke the lines,it's a simple unbolt. If not,you're supposed to catch the r-12. There are fines if caught releasing it.

IP: Logged

mvendl
Gearhead

Posts: 171
From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-13-2003 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not had coolant in it for many a year. I'm glad that I wont have any issues. Off it comes this weekend . Many thanks for your help.

--mark

------------------
'66 Mustang Coupe
'90 Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible
'85 F150 XLT 302
'94 GMC Sonoma SLE
'03 GMC Envoy (the wife's)

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]