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2006 A/C replacement

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by tpa4runner, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Jun 14, 2016 at 10:57 AM
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    tpa4runner

    tpa4runner [OP] New Member

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    I need to replace the A/C compressor in my 2006 V6 4runner. Does anyone have a write up or video on how to do this? An internet search returned no results for the 4th gen 4runner. I've replaced the A/C in other vehicles I've owned just would like a heads up so I know what I'm in for on this one.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    ive got the service manual and have the instructions on how to replace, hope that helps
     

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  3. Jun 15, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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    Thank you, that will definitely help!
     
  4. Jun 30, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    Jbriggsnh

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    What are you replacing? How do you know what you need to replace? I am thinking of the components:

    - compressor
    - compressor clutch
    - cooler
    - evaporator
    - temp/thermostat controls

    Here is a FSM manual link:
    http://www.customtacos.com/tech.old/files/05FSM/repair.html

    Here is removing the AC:
    http://www.customtacos.com/tech.old.../06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/046004.pdf

    I am in the middle of replacing a head gasket and nothing comes off without having to take 20 others off first. Good luck, bag & label your parts, and be patient.

    BTW - I had to remove the compressor, but I had first pulled the radiator shroud (easy), cooling fan (easy), the radiator (pain - you have to drain your coolant, and disconnect your transmission cooler lines (messy, but easy)), alternator (pain), then compressor. 4 bolts hold it on and one is just a pain to reach.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2016 at 1:16 AM
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    tpa4runner

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    I found a great fix, a NEW MECHANIC!!! After getting a THIRD opinion it wasn't my A/C that was causing my issue, it was that the previous mechanic who had installed the serpentine belt wrong....Twice!!! So it was eating the belt!!!!!. After getting the belt on correctly, I have had no problems. Third opinion..... PRICELESS!!

    Yet I still find it disturbing that a second place wanted to charge me $700 plus to replace my A/C Compressor because " It must be the A/C Clutch".
     
  6. Jul 4, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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    Chris

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    Never undersetimate a good mechanic! Glad you found a cheap solution!
     
  7. Oct 9, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    tfbeverly723

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    I just had this same problem with my 2006 SR5 4WD. The shop is next door to my office so I dropped it off for an inspection. They came back and said it was the cabin air filter. $98+ Tax !!!! Wtf Firestone?!?!

    Edit:: I'll be picking up a new air filter from a parts store this afternoon.
     

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