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I have a new A/c Delco a/c comp. does the clutch assembly have to be moving freely before I put it on? Cause right now it's real difficult to turn by hand. I used a hub removal arbor and it turned with that, so I just kept turning it with that just till I put the oil in...I just want to know does it have to be turning easy where I can move it by hand before I put it on or can I just put it on like that.

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See this thread, I (Scotty) couldnt turn mine either and ALSO thought something was wrong. I ended up putting a puller on it and turning it with a ratchet wrench, it was just tight, no problem, Mike


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Add oil to the condenser tubing through one of the fittings. If the system was flushed, the total oil charge is 8oz of PAG-150 oil. Add a few ozs. through the suction port of the compressor where the lines attach - the suction port connects to the line that goes to the accumulator. Put the rest of the oil in the accumulator. You can try to distribute the oil by putting a small amount into the condenser but if you already have it buttoned up, just put the balance in the accumulator. Be sure to turn the compressor clutch after you hook up the lines to clear the ports so it doesn't slug when you first start it up.

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