Pro6ten Install

Old July 13th, 2019, 07:14 PM
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Pro6ten Install

Hey guys, I'm piecing my a/c system together and I dont know how everything gets put together. So I need someone to show me there a6 or pro6ten compressor installed in there car to see how the brackets go and what pulley the compressor v belt goes to. If someone can just send a bunch of pictures of there compressor/ belt setup that would be great!
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Old July 14th, 2019, 09:59 AM
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You can clearly see the pulleys don't line up and even if they did, my power steering/ crank pulleys are on that belt.
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Old July 14th, 2019, 11:40 AM
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Chris,
It looks like your alternator and power steering belts are in the wrong grooves.....The alternator is the inside groove, power steering is the middle groove, and AC is the outside groove. Then perhaps move the compressor to the firewall side of the brackets, I wonder if the compressor pulley would then line up with the outside grooves.
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You have the wrong crank and water pump pulleys for that A/C bracketry. They should be three groove, but one grove in front of where they currently are.
Or a different A/C bracket setup that pulls the compressor further back, but I've never seen one. I expect Joe or someone can jump in with combinations that would work.
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Christopher:
The water pump for air conditioning engines is longer than a non-AC water pump: 5.95" for the AC pump compared to 5.1" for the non-AC pump. Measure your water pump from the mounting face that bolts to the engine to the pulley flange; it should be 5.95"- 6". The shorter pump would explain the mis-alignment of the belts! See the attached pdf file.

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is it the right comp ?

heres an aftermarket comp on a 455 this one looks shorter ... not my pic

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Letís see how these pics come out...
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There is a noticeable difference in the gap between the front of the engine and the water pump pulley on the two vehicles. Water pump length difference is very likely, could also be difference in pulleys as well.
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Yeah, I've never seen a water pump pulley with that deep of a hat (pushing the pulley ribs further back). But it's lined up with the crank pulley, so whatever it is, it's an OE application.
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I'm nowhere near my car to look, but I'm thinking where the bolts attach the compressor to the bracket..move the compressor back so it's behind the bracket, not in front of it. It looks like there are 2 small spacer brackets, maybe you can juggle those or double them. I'm not disagreeing with the others that the pump or pulleys are wrong. They might be, I don't know. But clearly the compressor has to go back to work with the stuff that's there.. If you move it behind the bracket, with some combo of spacers and longer bolts it will work.
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There's no way to move the compressor rearwards with the stock brackets. It's as far back as it can go with where he has it, without cutting them up and making new brackets.
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