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Does anyone have the pictures and/or manual pages for removing an A/C Compressor from a 2006 Ford Focus?

The stealership wants $1,000 for everything (Including the A/C refill) and I can get the part for $195 new.

All i need to know is how to remove the old compressor from the system.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Attached is a pdf I made from information I was able to get. Hope it helps you.

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Don't forget the accumulator....
May I ask why? I'm not trying to be snooty, and the system's already been drained by the stealership. I don't see the need to remove the accumulator if the compressor is the only thing that is bad.

Am I missing something?

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Any time the compressor is changed, the accumulator should also be changed.
If the compressor was noisy or seized, then flushing and orifice tube replacement is also required. The right type and quantity of refrigerant oil must be used, and the system must be evacuated a minimum of 30 minutes. Also, the cause of the compressor failure should also be found.

Do you have gauges, a vacuum pump, and refrigeration know-how? If not, you may wish to buddy-up with someone that can provide these vital functions.
 

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Any time the compressor is changed, the accumulator should also be changed.
If the compressor was noisy or seized, then flushing and orifice tube replacement is also required. The right type and quantity of refrigerant oil must be used, and the system must be evacuated a minimum of 30 minutes. Also, the cause of the compressor failure should also be found.

Do you have gauges, a vacuum pump, and refrigeration know-how? If not, you may wish to buddy-up with someone that can provide these vital functions.
Ok, yes, The compressor seized, I do have a friend that knows A/C in and out and I was going to have him help me with the 134a replacement, thanks for the help and I'll be sure to change the accumulator as well.

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Anytime the compressor needs to be replaced the accumulator/dryer should be replaced and the rest of the system should be cleaned out, including the lines and the condensor and evaporator. In fact this is often required by either the rebuilder (remanufacturor) of the compressor, or the manufacturer of the new compressor. Check your warranty for these requirements. Vacuum the system for a minimum of an hour at about 27 to 30 HG of vacuum to get any moisture out of the system. I would pull the condensor and have it pressure tested for leaks.
 

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Well, I like most of you had to get mine apart. But in doing so, I had 2 fashion myself some line wrenches made out of boxed in wrenches. And most importantly I took two vaccuum assemblies off of it so I culd get to it. Sadly I did not make a video of said repair. Maybe I will try to do that on repairs made in the future.
 
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