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Old 05-14-2008, 10:55 AM
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Help!! How do I remove the ac compressor on an 1999 f250

I love my truck but the darned ac compressor froze. I purchased a bypass pulley since I don't use the AC. Problem is I can't figure out how to get the compressor off. I see two 10mm bolts but cant find the third. Can some one please walk me through this before I shoot mytruck and cause my wife to leave me. Thanks. oh yea, its a 5.4 gas engine
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:10 PM
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The 3rd one is there, unless it had been taken apart before and not put back in... It is directly behind the inside 10 mm bolt.

May I advise, maybe purchasing a Haynes or Chiltons manual. They are a good tool to have near for a DIY person.

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Old 05-14-2008, 03:14 PM
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Good stuff, I ran out and purchased a haynes manual. Funny how they make the thing look so excessable. I will post tomorrow the comedy of this endevour. I am a carpenter by trade and anything but a mechanic.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:33 PM
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It's like screwing in a lightbulb but you have to use more than your fingers. Can't wait for the explanation of righty tighty lefty loosy.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:11 AM
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It's like screwing in a lightbulb but you have to use more than your fingers. Can't wait for the explanation of righty tighty lefty loosy.
You have become a nominee for the 2008 maturity award! Feel proud!
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:19 PM
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I hope I don't get picked for the Darwin award. oops.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:40 PM
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Please let me know how and what tools you used to get access to the bolts.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:45 PM
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Please check the date on threads before replying. This one is almost five years old.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 PM
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I think big cubes must be having the same problem the OP had back in 2008 and he did a search. Now he is asking a question, he just forgot to put a question mark behind it. big cubes would probably appreciate an answer to his question.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:12 AM
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The OP hasn't visited this site since 2008. He isn't going to answer the question.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:37 AM
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I think big cubes must be having the same problem the OP had back in 2008 and he did a search. Now he is asking a question, he just forgot to put a question mark behind it. big cubes would probably appreciate an answer to his question.
Then give him one. Why did you post ?
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:43 PM
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Then give him one. Why did you post ?
Someone has to answer the question. I normally use a 10mm socket to remove the 10mm bolts. Unless its in a tight spot then I use a 10mm wrench.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:53 PM
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Someone has to answer the question. I normally use a 10mm socket to remove the 10mm bolts. Unless its in a tight spot then I use a 10mm wrench.
I seen that lol. The giveaway was the first two posts. Other than that, I'm not sure what he's looking for.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:52 PM
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I seen that lol. The giveaway was the first two posts. Other than that, I'm not sure what he's looking for.
Who knows, just be glad it was A/C and not brakes.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:00 AM
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Thanks guys! But my main problem is getting 10 mm spanner or socket on the last two bolts. The cross memeber is in the way. Do I need to remove engine mount bolts and raise engine maybe an 1-1.5"? I wish I still had my 1976 FE powered truck. This one has been plagued with ball-joint/tie rod end problems, calipers and COP failures. A real nightmare!
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