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Feb 21, 2:34pm - #405901 
how to take out ac?

as some people might know i crashed my car and now its back up and running and since that mini radiator thing or thermostat as i think its called got busted im not really thinkin of puttin another one back in, or is it necessary for that to be in there? So im thinkin might as well take out the whole air conditioning system cause frankly i don't really use it cause it like takes away power from the car and stuff. Well if someone can show me a diagram or something on how to do it or give me a reason as to why it shouldn't be taken out it would help a lot.

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Feb 21, 3:18pm - #405902 
leave the thermostat in, it measures your car temperature. Can't help ya with the AC though.


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Feb 21, 6:03pm - #405903 
so by thermostat you mean that lil mini radiator thingy in front of the radiator?

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Feb 21, 6:17pm - #405904 
lol, that is a condenser, if you dont want a/c just take it out. you can remove your a/c compressor if you want but with the belt setup you might have to make a dummy pulley, not sure if just getitng a shorter belt will work on our cars, would have to look at how the belt is routed

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Feb 21, 6:31pm - #405905 
oh ok haha i just didn't kno wat it was called, yea but if i take that out can i take out the pipes the lead to it n stuff, n will my heater still work?

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Feb 21, 7:01pm - #405906 
i would leave the themostate in. which is for made to make sure the car gets to the correct operating temp and helps with the heater. as for the AC you can take everything out. all the lines, and the mini radiatior in front. unless you can find a belt that will work perfectly with out the compresor just leave it in. its only a few pounds. i have done it to a lot of cars. If you do find the correct belt.youll notice how dif ur car feels. sorta lighter and less stress on the engine, and yeah ur heater will still work.

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Feb 21, 7:03pm - #405907 
oh yeah you can use a tape messure too see what kind of belt you should get. with the size they will give you one at any autoparts.

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Feb 22, 8:40am - #405908 
If you don't remove the compressor wouldn't the only beneifit be just weight reduction? Cause the crank still has to turn the pulley from the compressor so you're still losing that bit of HP. Has anyone done this before and know the size of belt that would be needed?

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Feb 22, 3:44pm - #405909 
hey i went on a couple autoparts store sites to check for the belts since my belt is squicky. and it ask the question with a/c or without a/c.

To find the correct BELT, we need additional information about your 2001 TOYOTA CELICA

Please select one of the following:
WITHOUT A/C
WITH A/C

might be the same for yours depending on which year and model.

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Feb 22, 8:04pm - #405910 
is anyone actually running without their air compressor...i "heard" it can free up as much as 40hp...but then again...if it did wonders then everyone would be doing it

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Feb 23, 10:36am - #405911 
It won't free up anywhere near 40HP... more like 4HP. To me that's still worth doing since I only use my AC like twice a year!

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Feb 23, 1:40pm - #405912 
Originally Posted by BrokenDreams23
hey i went on a couple autoparts store sites to check for the belts since my belt is squicky. and it ask the question with a/c or without a/c.

To find the correct BELT, we need additional information about your 2001 TOYOTA CELICA

Please select one of the following:
WITHOUT A/C
WITH A/C

might be the same for yours depending on which year and model.


What if you have an AEM tru power pulley kit?

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Feb 24, 8:46am - #405913 
Then you'll need a different belt from the stock celica since the AEM pulley is slightly larger.

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Feb 24, 3:43pm - #405914 
Originally Posted by BrokenDreams23
i would leave the themostate in. which is for made to make sure the car gets to the correct operating temp and helps with the heater. as for the AC you can take everything out. all the lines, and the mini radiatior in front. unless you can find a belt that will work perfectly with out the compresor just leave it in. its only a few pounds. i have done it to a lot of cars. If you do find the correct belt.youll notice how dif ur car feels. sorta lighter and less stress on the engine, and yeah ur heater will still work.


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Feb 24, 4:26pm - #405915 
Originally Posted by FFdrifter
so by thermostat you mean that lil mini radiator thingy in front of the radiator?


Are you guys talking about this hoop thing in the picture with the yellow arrow point to it?

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