i have a question about removing the ac. after removing the compressor, there is a gap where the axle bracket bolts dont go in all the way into the block. is that ok for the axle? or do i have to get some spacers? thanks for the help.
Thants an interesting question. Are you referring to the half-shaft? My compresor has four bolts and snugs up to the block. Let me look at the diagram in the service manual. There are lots of people who have removed AC permanently. I chose to get mine working.
I looked in the service manual and is does indeed show a spacer on one bolt, but does not mention it in the AC section, but rather the front axle section. Here is a picture. Look at the part labeled #7 I'm not sure of the orientation of this part due to the fact that it does not affect removal and replacement of the AC compressor. I've pulled and replaced my compressor several times. I have pulled the half-shaft and front axle in a separate job and never noticed this.
I'm going to start a thread in technical questions if one has not already been started. Someone will be able to give a definitive answer.
Can someone who has removed their AC verify whether or not a spacer is required for one of the half-shaft bolts? Or does the half-shaft differ on a car with AC? None of the diagrams in the service manual show this conclusively. It is mentioned, but not elaborated on.