Sorry for digging up an old post but this post related exactly to what I think I need to do. If you have an R4 or A6, contact the guys at for the proper tool, as I am not sure of the part number at this time. Seal, snap ring and O ring in one seal kit. Seals that install from behind the cylinder head require head removal. Place the shaft seal protector over the shaft to prevent damage from the threads or keyway. I searched the forum for any postings on this subject and drew a blank. Once you clean it well, you can look in and youÃ¢ÂÂll see the snap ring securing the front seal in place.
Once itÃ¢ÂÂs in, lube the seal well too. Remove clutch hub, making sure not to lose the key! I started with this unit. Remove the snap ring that retains the pulley to the compressor. He makes it look easy, for some of us that's 100% attention to keep things clean. I was able to grip a pair of wire stripper pliers into the joint and force the stalk apart.
Just e-mail them at for prices, and give them the seal number shown in the picture. Could not have did this repair without the help of ackits. I did that once with a Sanden. I had it on my 1972 Chevy Nova until it started leaking around the housing o-rings. I now have a decent understanding of all the parts in the ac system. If you donÃ¢ÂÂt Ã¢ÂÂgrabÃ¢ÂÂ enough threads, you can damage them.
Step 4 Use the seal removal tool and bottom it out on the indentation on the seal, twist the tool til it grabs the seal, and with a twisting motion turn, and pull outwards until the seal comes out. Take out the compensating valve and the oil plug. It still cooled fine, it would just lose freon over about a 2 month period. Note, the compressor ran pretty good quiet and had cool air for a number of years. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. I will be changing this out for a vee-belt pulley.
Twist it in and down so you donÃ¢ÂÂt risk turning the seal outwards. Parts available at This video shows the installation of lip type shaft seals. I did this write-up for another forum but figured it would have interest here. I have a 1998 Buick Century with the same issue. I had it on my 1972 Chevy Nova until it started leaking around the housing o-rings.
For demonstration we show both types already removed from the compressor body. Some seals can be replaced on the car, with no need to remove the compressor. I checked the receipt and saw that they had checked the system, evac and charge, and added dye. These terms are used for identification purposes only. Learned a lot about air cond systems fixing the V5 and reading the info on the board. Now clean the threads in the pulleyÃ¢ÂÂ¦ Once the nut is removed, screw the clutch plate removal tool Big nut screws into the pulley into the threaded pulley, and then remove it by turning the smaller nut on the tool clockwise.
Slip the seal onto the protector and use the seal removal tool to push it down the shaft. He said that it was just serviced a couple of months ago but isn't working. © 2018 Madison Ross Media Group. Do you think it is a good idea to just replace this seal since I didn't see any other leaks? Where do you buy these tools? I have also confirmed that our you will need two different double lip seals depending on the compressor shaft. Good job documenting the above. My experience has been that the master cool shaft seal protector is just a bit to long and could cause the protector to get caught in the tool, so take the tool apart and use just the outer part.
Attention : The above information just one of these models and if it is not you want, please let me know your car model, year and engine model ,only in this way ,we could check and find what you need. Some compressors, if noisy, or oil is contaminated, may indicate a need to replace the compressor. Pictures of tear down and re-seal of Harrison V5 air conditioning compressor. . First, remove shaft nut and install compressor clutch hub puller. I assume it's the shaft seal and according to the parts page the impala also has the harrison v5 compressor. Use a soft hammer or b.