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Old 10-20-2020, 10:55 PM   #91
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The only concern would be for the rubber AC lines and the higher pressures.
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Old 06-12-2021, 02:31 PM   #92
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Hi everyone, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being extremely difficult, how hard is this to do? Ideally what vehicle should I try to source parts from? Here in Norcal, there's not many D21's that I see at the wreckers. What would all of the parts needed roughly cost? Thanks
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Hi everyone, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being extremely difficult, how hard is this to do? Ideally what vehicle should I try to source parts from? Here in Norcal, there's not many D21's that I see at the wreckers. What would all of the parts needed roughly cost? Thanks
I'd put it at a 3 or 4. It's less headache than changing ball joints or leaf spring bushings.

I got my parts from a guy who was parting out his truck, so I got it all for about $150.

It turned out that his compressor had not been used in a while. It had dried up, so I was out to buy a new compressor. That was $400 or so.
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The compressors are not cheap.
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I'd put it at a 3 or 4. It's less headache than changing ball joints or leaf spring bushings.

I got my parts from a guy who was parting out his truck, so I got it all for about $150.

It turned out that his compressor had not been used in a while. It had dried up, so I was out to buy a new compressor. That was $400 or so.
I'll have to see if I can find someone who is parting out their system. Thanks
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Try this group. You must answer the questions if you want to join, though.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/D21C...eds/?ref=share
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Try this group. You must answer the questions if you want to join, though.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/D21C...eds/?ref=share
Awesome, thank you so much for the link. It is appreciated.
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Will the ac system work from any hardbody year? I have a 1993. Thanks
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I realize it's a long post, and I'm not trying to throw this back in your face, but here are the answers from people who are more mechanically inclined than me.

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Sorry I know this is an old thread that is a year past, but just for clarification...if I'm wanting to add ac to an 89 do I need to find a system from a truck around the same year or can I jump up to a system from say a 1997? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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The only real difference I think you may encounter will be the fact the later systems are R134, and the wiring for the A/C switch may be different.
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The only system change for 12 to 134 besides the different amount of freon is the pressure switch on the drier. It needs to be the pressure switch for the 134 system.
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