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Old 01-17-2003, 07:01 AM
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There is no real need to purchase an a/c compressor from MB to ensure quality. This is a standard item from Nipondenso and can be purchased rebuilt or new for less money from many other sources with no fear of lower quality.

The best source I know as an alternate source for a/c compressors is via There are several suppliers there including

The biggest concern you should have when replacing a compressor involves what exactly failed in the compressor necessitating its replacement. If it failed internally, it is necessary to THOROUGHLY flush the system to remove the debris that a failed compressor spreads throughout the system.

If the compressor is merely being replaced because the shaft seal began leaking, then it is a much less catastrophic situation and can be handled by simply replacing the filter drier, evacuating and charging.

Best of luck,
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