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    I have a 93 1.3 festiva, need a new or refurb ac compressor. I cant seem to find one with the correct pulley. anyone know where to find one or ant advice?

  • #2
    You might try posting a request in the buy-and-sell forum on this site.
    Original owner of silver grey carburetted 1989 Festiva. 105k km as of June 2006.


    • #3
      If your Festiva has Factor Air, the compressor should look like this with a single groove pulley..

      However, you can remove the 4 groove pulley from and replace it with a single groove pulley (and vise versa).
      Nellie - Yellow 90 5spd LPlus (bought '05 at 44,000 105,811 as of 01/18.)

      Trixie - Dark Charcoal 89 L Auto. Bought 06/15/13 $1800 with 89,000 miles / 95,306 as of 01/18. Power windows and swoopie power
      mirrors. Rio front, Aspire rear, 165/55 R14 Miatas. Mercury Tracer front seats. Gave Trixie to my grandson 09/22/2018.
      Rosie - Red 92 GL 5 Speed Sold to Safety Guy 07/12/2018.
      Bessie - Surf Blue '90 5spd LPlus (bought new) As of 10/2018 354K. No longer in the family.. sold to a forum member 10/20/2018

      During the last 15 years I have also owned and then sold or gave away four other Festivas.


      • #4
        Thanks for the like!!


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          • #6
            In case this helps I have had to swap pulleys on some VW compressors the puller was easy to make a piece of plate about 4x4 inches drilled 1 center hole and welded a nut to it drilled three holes to run screws into the clutch/pulley put it nut side in and cranked in a bolt. If you don't have a vacuum pump you can build one with compressor from a junk refridgerator.Heck I haven't looked at them real hard but I would think that plenty of mazda and ford compressors would be a swap. I'll see what I can find out.
            Last edited by ricko1966; 02-27-2019, 05:41 PM.
            30 + Vehicle projects right now.7 Festiva/Mazda 10 GM IDK how many others,hope that helps explain all the stupid questions/shortcuts/interchanges etc. trying to liquidate so I concentrate on the good ones. Goal finish 1 amonth using as much stuff as I already have accumulated.


            • #7
              Thank you for your knowledge. I have been wrenching since I was 8 and I'm a heavy equipment mechanic. Still don't know everything!! Lol Fortunately I've got an arsenal of tools and metal I can stick weld or mig. About to make an adapter for the air vane for a k&n cone and bend some pipe! I'll have to upload pics


              • #8
                The ac compressor of my 02 festiva is ok but I know Hex Auto Parts has high performance ac compressor for sale.
                In July last year,I bought an a/c compressor with ac clutch for my father's 2009 Ford Fusion 3.0L.
                He said it's pre-oiled and he didn't need to add oil.
                It can produce cold air in hot summer days after installed.
                He is happy,I am happy too.
                I am very satisfied with this shopping experience.


                • #9
                  For my 1989 manual with factory AC, I bought a remanufactured Nippondenso 10P13A compressor for $195. This is the one with a single groove pulley, like the techchoice one 1990new links to. I also spent $11 for an AC drive belt from Advance Auto: Carquest 17360 36.

                  It worked great all last summer and I have high hopes for this summer.

                  I think some years of Festivas came with either single or multiple groove, so check yours. I didn't and bought a multiple-groove one first by mistake. It was even cheaper at $88 so hopefully that's what you need. It's part number 77581. Or you could do as 1990new suggests and try to put your old single groove pulley onto it; I didn't think of that.
                  '89 L manual 4sp with 267 on the clock ... much work needed but it goes!


                  • #10
                    it's very easy to swap out the pulleys, so don't be afraid, it's not a hard job at all. good luck. if you need help give us a hollar.
                    An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.