Alfa 156 SW 2004 a/c compressor change
Hi All. Last time I had a problem you guys were very helpful. I am hoping you can help again:
My 156 SW (1.9 JTD, facelift) has been making a little whining noise and a/c has not been working. Last night I heard bad crunching noise when a/c button was engaged and burnt rubber smell was evident. So I have determined that the a/c compressor bearing is gone and needs replacing. Also the a/c has NO gas in it.
I want to do this myself and although I am not an everyday mechanic I am OK. Can I do this? If so, what do I need to do? Is it simple?
I have read that when putting a new compressor in, you need to regas before you engage the a/c as you could damage it again. How do I do this?
If anyone has any guide on how to do this, I would appreciate it.
I plan to buy a new a/c compressor, unless anyone tells me I should try a 2nd hand one.