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Adding Airconditioning?

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by peppermink, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. peppermink

    peppermink New Member

    I'm still looking for a truck or van that suits my needs, but I learned the hard way this past winter about how useless defog can be without A/C.

    a lot of the trucks and vans on auction don't have A/C, and the ones that do, command a premium, regardless of body condition, which somewhat hampers the supply.

    I'm starting to get a little bit impatient waiting for the perfect vehicle, and was thinking about making up for the deficiencies by adding things, since I plan to modify anyway.

    How difficult is it to add either a stock sourced, or aftermarket A/C kit to a sambar?
  2. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Sorry peppermint, I have never tried to add an A/C to mine, let us know if you have success.
  3. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Sorry, should have said peppermink. Damn auto correct.
  4. Maximal

    Maximal Member

    theres still a few that came with them factory, my 91 was a complete base model and had AC. my 97 is Super Deluxe and doesnt have it albeit ive considered swapping it from my 91

    if you want pictures of how the AC is run factory LMK, my 91 is sitting on jackstands with the box off. im tearing the drivetrain out and scrapping the rest soon
  5. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Yes, please post a couple of pictures of the AC.
  6. Maximal

    Maximal Member

  7. Maximal

    Maximal Member

    as far as i remember the engine on my 97 has the bracket for the compressor but its empty and runs a short belt since its only crank and alternator. my 91 has the compressor and a longer V-belt to run the compressor. i dont know if the condenser is with the rad in the one picture, i havent looked under my 97 really

    im debating swapping the AC from my wrecked 91 to my 97 but i dont know how much power the AC would rob, i never used it on my 91
  8. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Thanks for the pictures Maximal. My 1996 also has a bracket but no compressor. And of course I have no AC button.
  9. DWils

    DWils Member

    Holy high-res images!
  10. Maximal

    Maximal Member

    yeah i posted it from my phone, no idea how that happened lol

    i'll look into it but im pretty sure my 97 has the skinny old school V-belt design but my 91 has the grooved serpentine belt. if the crank pulley and alternator need swapping to transfer it i probably wont bother

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