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Ok here goes, a COMPLETE write up on removing the aircon from a b13 ga16de
could be useful on an sr20 as well

Ok, first off,
remove the freon gas from pipes (with proper equipment of course ;) )
remove the pipes from the canister on by the a/c radiator
remove the same two pipes from the fire wall, you will need two big spanners to do this.

remove lines that go to the compressor from the condensor (radiator thing)
remove condensor.

jack up the car, and with a 14mm socket, remove the bolts that hold on the compressor, two of them.

now you should be able to remove the bracket and all, there is another component attached altinator/generator.

if you want to, cut the bracket in half, and drill several holes (just be careful where you drill them) and repllace bracket and altinator.

you will need a new belt now, if some one can add what this part number is would be great.

ok, now inside the car

remove the glove box, and side panels.
there should be a brace that goes along in front of the black boxes behind the glove box.
remove that
now, the middle box, where the a/c pipes went in, will be removed, takes about 4 bolts.
once you have it out, you can take it apart, and remove the cooling unit radiator thing inside that.
put box back together, block off the holes on the box, and replce back.
put bar back inplace, and glovebox

that should be all that needs to be done, its a basic write up but this is basic wording, and will need some thinkning involved.

ask away if you got any questions.
 

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Sounds like a lot of work ... It's a lot easier to get the compressor replaced. Mine went out after 98k miles... it was $129 from ebay and I replaced it myself then refilled with R134a. I can't imagine the summertime without my A/C, my car is super black KH3 too... heats up as hell.
 

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i guess its one of those things, HP costs money, but in this case, HP can save you money, but you do loose a luxury.
theres a lot of weight in that compressor, and bracket.
when i done my work, and stuff ill weigh all the stuff that i have removed..... only problem is that ill be adding more weight than i am removing, but better loose some than none i guess.
also... apx how many/much HP does the a/c compresser actually pull from the engine?
 

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i guess its one of those things, HP costs money, but in this case, HP can save you money, but you do loose a luxury.
theres a lot of weight in that compressor, and bracket.
when i done my work, and stuff ill weigh all the stuff that i have removed..... only problem is that ill be adding more weight than i am removing, but better loose some than none i guess.
also... apx how many/much HP does the a/c compresser actually pull from the engine?
I recently removed the A/C from my '93 se-r.
38 lbs. total, not including the part behind the glove box.

Off topic - Also removed the tranny/clutch/flywheel at the same time (still
waiting for parts).
Stock flywheel was 19 lbs. (New Fidanza is only 8.7 lbs.!)
Tranny, dry, 92 lbs.
Didn't weight the clutch & flywheel yet.
 
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