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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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AC install

I remember somebody mentioning photos of AC installation.
Any links to install AC on 94 D90?
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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Not an install, but an uninstall. Should help though

http://lhsw.com/gallery/AC

Also take a look at post #110 in this thread about some spacers you need.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...t.php?p=186602

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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Thinking about doing AC install and wanted to get some feedback. Feel like I've memorized Charles' photos but still have a few areas I'm feeling like I'm lacking a bit.

Here is my plan:
1. Going top bolt up compressor, dryer bracket and condensor/fan- bolt in all under hood parts.
2. Going to install blower and vent fascia
3. Take hoses to shop to be rebuilt since they are "rough"
4. Connnect new hoses- can I do this with the fascia/blower installed or should this be done before they are installed.
5. Take to shop to have system charged and belt installed.

Is this a reasonable plan or is there a more efficient way to install this? I have a quote to have it installed but it's a bit pricey so I'd rather do some of it myself to save $.

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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Things I can think of in case you forgot or just didn't say

1. plug holes/fittings when running around without hoses
2. Make sure you have the thermostat switch

It sounds like a good plan to me. I don't recall if you'll have any problems hooking up the lines later, but I think not.

good luck!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Will plug things as they are disconnected.

In lining up the bracket- are there 3 bolts that attach to the motor or 2? Looks to me like there should be 3 but not too sure how to get the 3rd one on there without having to take hoses off the motor. I'm not so experienced with under the hood things. Is there a way to get that top bolt in without dismantling the motor there?

I'm assuming it would be easier to bolt the bracket in and then the compressor to the bracket since they are a bit heavy.

Also- how exactly do I remove the grill/surround to install the fan? Do I need to remove the radiator or just wiggle the fan in place?

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Old July 12th, 2010, 03:22 PM
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I don't recall how the compressor bolted on, and I now run an engine with a serpentine belt so I am not sure the setup is the same (but I can look at that if need be as it has a compressor still).

Once you remove the black plastic grill it should be clear how to remove the cross bars and fit the fan. I don't think you have to remove the body colored trim piece to do so, but you might.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Here are photos of where I am thinking the bracket attaches to the motor. There are 3 threaded holes on the motor that could line up with the braket if these two lines weren't in the way.

Looking for ideas on how to get the bracket lined up and the top bolt threaded in such tight quarters.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 04:55 PM
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I looked and I have no better pictures than these sorry

http://gallery.lhsw.com/view_album.p...Name=AC&page=8
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Actually looking at pictures I took when replacing the engine, these may help
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Actually looking at pictures I took when replacing the engine, these may help
Thank You! Those are a great help. Looks like I am missing a solid hose from the condensor to the dryer too.

On another note do you think I can drive the truck with the grill off? Its a royal pain with the ARB and Hella lights to get it on and off.
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On another note do you think I can drive the truck with the grill off? Its a royal pain with the ARB and Hella lights to get it on and off.
Absolutely. Just try avoid driving through trees/bushes or anything else that might try pierce the radiator (which I suspect is not a problem).
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Absolutely. Just try avoid driving through trees/bushes or anything else that might try pierce the radiator (which I suspect is not a problem).
Hope that's not some comment on my mall crawling
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I've never been to Denver so I have no idea what driving conditions are like there
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Pretty sure the bracket is held on by three bolts.
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Here are photos of where I am thinking the bracket attaches to the motor. There are 3 threaded holes on the motor that could line up with the braket if these two lines weren't in the way.

Looking for ideas on how to get the bracket lined up and the top bolt threaded in such tight quarters.
I'm facing the same issue - not sure what the answer is beyond start bulling stuff apart! I suspect that their is a trick as the AC was installed in the US as a dealer fit option and I can't imagine dealers doing more than absolutely .
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I'm facing the same issue - not sure what the answer is beyond start bulling stuff apart! I suspect that their is a trick as the AC was installed in the US as a dealer fit option and I can't imagine dealers doing more than absolutely .
What are those two lines for? Engines are not something I know much about. I would agree that the dealer would do the least amount of disassembly as possible. IIRC the dealer quoted it as an 8 hour install when I called a few months back.
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Those are coolant lines. You should have a filler cap on one of them a little further back. it's tight but you should be able to slip the bracket behind them and get a bolt in, otherwise worst case you can undo them to give you access.
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Temp Control

Instructions say to insert this wire 2" into the coils. Wire should be attached to temp control in fascia. Mine is not, how does it attach?
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