A/C rebuild

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  1. drakon543

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    ok guys here is one of my last big items to have my Tahoe fully refreshed with 0 issues. so yes im fixing the stupid a/c on request of my wife i dont care about it myself. ill be buying all the parts from rockauto also. when i bought my truck the pipes to the compressor were disconnected so obviously needed work. im going to be buying a new compressor, dryer accumulator tank, and condenser and the pipes on the top of the compressor and from the condenser. probably the switches and sensors too. ive already replaced the HVAC controls inside. so i see ac delco, uac, gpd, four seasons, Delphi, denso options any brand opinions out there. i also know little about the a/c system besides after i replace the parts it will need to be professionally purged and refilled. lastly what is the orifice tube should i be concerned with it or should i get the updated one that has some automatic adjustment features.
     
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    well my compressor shit out on me today so I'm in there with you. Seems like once a month something need to be replaced on mine :bawl:
     
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    besides some of the stuff my wife wanted changed on the Tahoe ive been going after anything questionable or stuff that usually fails
     
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    You need to get the evaporator either flushed or replaced before you put on all the new parts, it is likely that the old compressor filled the system with crap when it went, if you don't the crap will just tear up/contaminate your new stuff. As far as brands I've gone with whatever is least expensive, everything besides the compressor is just a hard part, not much to go wrong with them. In my experience often a new orifice tube comes with the new condencer.
     
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    extra 30 bucks not a problem its on the list for replacement
     
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    She knows you have no payment and wants into your wallet! LOL
     
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    Except you need to probably remove the whole damn dash to get to it. Look into it before you just decide to replace it. I did one a while back on a 92 and it was a day job.
     
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    lol almost everything i do i turn into a day job somehow or another
     
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    a day wow you guys are good, I can't do anything in less than a week haha! Thank god I have a toyota corolla that nothing is EVER wrong with. Probably should have just stuck with it this tahoe is a money pit
     
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    ya i used to have an 07 pontiac g6 i drove to 189k i only had to replace the battery and a caliper. i was stupid and sold that one.
     

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