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how to take out ac? #405901 Feb 21, 1:34pm Feb 21, 1:34pm
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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.

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: FFdrifter] #405902 Feb 21, 2:18pm Feb 21, 2:18pm
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leave the thermostat in, it measures your car temperature. Can't help ya with the AC though.


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Re: how to take out ac? [Re: Polykarb] #405903 Feb 21, 5:03pm Feb 21, 5:03pm
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so by thermostat you mean that lil mini radiator thingy in front of the radiator?

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: FFdrifter] #405904 Feb 21, 5:17pm Feb 21, 5:17pm
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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

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: shoulin] #405905 Feb 21, 5:31pm Feb 21, 5:31pm
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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?

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: FFdrifter] #405906 Feb 21, 6:01pm Feb 21, 6:01pm
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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.

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: BrokenDreams23] #405907 Feb 21, 6:03pm Feb 21, 6:03pm
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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.

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: BrokenDreams23] #405908 Feb 22, 7:40am Feb 22, 7:40am
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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?

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: speed_celica] #405909 Feb 22, 2:44pm Feb 22, 2:44pm
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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.

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: BrokenDreams23] #405910 Feb 22, 7:04pm Feb 22, 7:04pm
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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

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: cr4sh] #405911 Feb 23, 9:36am Feb 23, 9:36am
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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!

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: BrokenDreams23] #405912 Feb 23, 12:40pm Feb 23, 12:40pm
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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?

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: FFdrifter] #405913 Feb 24, 7:46am Feb 24, 7:46am
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Then you'll need a different belt from the stock celica since the AEM pulley is slightly larger.

Re: how to take out ac? [Re: BrokenDreams23] #405914 Feb 24, 2:43pm Feb 24, 2:43pm
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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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Re: how to take out ac? [Re: FFdrifter] #405915 Feb 24, 3:26pm Feb 24, 3:26pm
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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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