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Dodge Repair/'99 Stratus: compressor removal


I'm changing out the AC compressor on a 99 Stratus and I was wondering what's the easiest way of removing the compressor and getting to the bolts?

Hi Gene,
Disconnect the remote - post of the battery cable to avoid any shorting out
Remove the drive belt that powers the compressor (tell me which engine you have if you don't know how to do that).
Disconnect compressor clutch wire.
Recover refrigerant using recovery unit
Remove refrigerant lines from compressor
Remove 2 upper and 2 lower attaching bolts from compressor
Then remove compressor.
Installation is the reverse. Tighter bolts to 30 foot-pounds.

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