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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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What do I need to add A/C?

So I bought the car with no A/C (it had been taken out by the previous owner). Well its 90-100 degrees here with lots of humidity in the summer and I need A/C!!

Here are some pics of the car/engine bay:
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and also a video of the car:
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I know that I will need an A/C Condenser. But what else? I don't know what parts I have and what parts are missing. Thanks!

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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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I'd go at it one of two ways.
Get a factory service manual and compare the diagrams and descriptions with what you have to see what's missing. Then find junkyard parts.
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Buy an aftermarket complete system and install it. (ackits.com jeepair.com etc)
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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anyone else have any experience with adding A/C?
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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Yes, I added A/C. Check out Jeep air conditioning components and complete A/C kits for all Jeeps and look at their kit. If you don't have it, you need it
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:33 AM   #5
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how much does it cost? the link doesnt work here at work for me.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #6
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link is here: 1999- 2001 TJ Wrangler AC Kit 2.5 Liter Engine in case the direct link works for you. Cost for a '99 TJ with a 2.5l is $1,099.99.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #7
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yikes. i think it might be way cheaper to just figure out whats missing and add it to my jeep
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Unread 08-12-2010, 03:55 PM   #8
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I meant look at what's included in the kit to figure out what you need
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Unread 08-12-2010, 04:02 PM   #9
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Could be wrong but I see no lines, compressor, or condenser. Also no holes in the place where the heater hoses are going through the firewall. Which tells me you have no a/c components. Do you have a a/c button on the head control in the cab?
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Unread 08-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #10
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good question i didnt even think of that lol. i just figured the guy before me had taken it out when he put his turbo setup in. ill have to check tomorrow
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Unread 08-13-2010, 04:06 PM   #11
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I figured it out when I went to turn my a/c on and realized there was no button. I probably would have bought it either way but the dealer could have told me.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 06:37 PM   #12
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I figured it out when I went to turn my a/c on and realized there was no button. I probably would have bought it either way but the dealer could have told me.
The A/C is controled by the mode select switch, you have one. You just don't have the A/C function...
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Unread 08-13-2010, 06:45 PM   #13
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You also need a fan shroud. The radiator fan wont do a thing being 8 inches away from the radiator.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 11:35 AM   #14
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The A/C is controled by the mode select switch, you have one. You just don't have the A/C function...
Oh got ya all my other vehicles have had push button a/c switch so that's what I looked for.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 02:10 PM   #15
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Oh got ya all my other vehicles have had push button a/c switch so that's what I looked for.
I have one next to the mode select switch:

(I added that myself:
TJ A/C Tech Tip - JeepsUnlimited.com Forums )...
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