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Can I use the air compressor off of a 1999 venture for a 2001 pontiac montana.they are very similar vehicles. If so, when I take it off will it regain it's pressure on once on the other vehicle.

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Hi there,
I can't be of much help to you I'm not a parts guy so I have no Idea if the same part # fits both year vans. yes they are the same "Body" but 3 model years can make a big difference.  the system needs to be drained and refilled by a qualified technician. if you open a line you will be sort due to the pressure in the system.  it needs to be "evacuated"  properly and proper oil balance is curtail. meaning what you drain out of the old compressor needs to be put back into the system before it's recharged. if there is too much oil it will not cool if not enough you will damage the new compressor. it's really not a do it your self type of job. if you insist on trying it your self goto a site like rock auto and put in the 1999 van and the 2001 van and see if the part # is the same for both. good luck. :-}

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.

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Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician

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Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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Master GMC truck technician Master ASE technician in 9 categories

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