Remove the discharge (compressed air) line. Check the fittings for damage and replace if necessary. Check inside the discharge line for carbon deposits. If deposits are found, replace the discharge line.
Remove the unloader line. Check the fittings for damage and replace if necessary.
Loosen the hose clamp and remove the intake (suction) air line.
Remove the four mounting bolts attaching the air compressor to the cylinder block. See Figure
Slide the drive gear away from the flywheel. Collect any oil that runs out and dispose of it properly.
Air Compressor Inspection
Inspect the air compressor as follows:
Inspect the O-rings on the fittings at the air system ports and replace if necessary. If the O-rings are damaged, also replace the fittings.
Replace the O-ring between the power steering pump and the air compressor.
Install the locking device J-46391
on the air compressor at the end of the drive shaft, where it connects to the power steering pump. This locks the drive shaft to allow removal of the drive nut. See Figure
Air Compressor Locking Device (J-46391)
Install the two locking bolts on the locking device J-46391
and tighten them until the air compressor drive is locked and incapable of movement. See Figure