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ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch

Part No. T58948 Warranty Details  

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  • All compressors go through sophisticated testing and leak test processes
  • Includes specific electrical connector to eliminate splicing
  • For ease of installation this compressor includes all gaskets, o-rings or sealing washers needed to to repair your car
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Assembly With Clutch:Yes
Coil Clock Position:12
Coil Type:8mm Pin
Compressor Series:R4 Lightweight
Compressor Type:New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch
Finish:Silver
Manifold Type:"3/4"" x 5/8"" Sealing Washer"
Mount Type:Lt Weight R4
New Or Remanufactured:New
Pulley Diameter:4.25 in
Pulley Groove Quantity:6
Refrigerant Compatibility:R12 or R134a

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ToughOneNew GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (11)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (10)
  • Replacement (8)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (4), Truck enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far quiet!!

A/C compressor. So far it is quieter than the GM replacement compressor. The compressor that was on the vehicle was noisy from the day it was installed.

A/C compressor. So far it is quieter than the GM replacement compressor. The compressor that was on the vehicle was noisy from the day it was installed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Also get Factory Air Kit 21000

This compressor has one of the manifold fittings on the back recessed unlike the factory unit. It also does not come with a pressure switch. The pressure switch in my original unit would not...Read complete review

This compressor has one of the manifold fittings on the back recessed unlike the factory unit. It also does not come with a pressure switch. The pressure switch in my original unit would not come out so you may want to plan on buying a switch when you pick up the compressor. Finally, the most important part is Factory Air O-ring adapter kit 21000. If you have a 1993 R4 compressor like mine then the adapter is the only way to make it work. John at my local story (8425) was very helpful but there was no way to locate this part on the store computer.

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5.0

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from Wichita Kansas

About Me Diy Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Informs Of Oil Required

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cross Country Driving
    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

    Purchase was simple I checked on line, obtained the discount and picked up at a store nearby wichita Kansas. The first compressor was defective. I did not notice it until I had already installed it. The outer pulley did not spin freely, allowing the belt to rotate around it, without the clutch engaged.

    I disassembled the compressor, ordered a new one, and waited for it to arrive. These things happen, it is the reaction of the employees that make the deciding vote as to where I make my next purchase. The manager at wichita Kansas store Dennis, Replaced it happily and credited me for the additional oil that was required, since I had already placed some in the defective compressor. Overall great product, great experience with the staff, and I will return to Advanced Auto Parts because of it.

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    4.0

    Nice and cold

    By 

    from Williamson, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

    Easy to install. Works as it should.

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    2.0

    Also get Factory Air Kit 21000

    By 

    from Austin, Tx

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

      This compressor has one of the manifold fittings on the back recessed unlike the factory unit. It also does not come with a pressure switch. The pressure switch in my original unit would not come out so you may want to plan on buying a switch when you pick up the compressor. Finally, the most important part is Factory Air O-ring adapter kit 21000. If you have a 1993 R4 compressor like mine then the adapter is the only way to make it work. John at my local story (8425) was very helpful but there was no way to locate this part on the store computer.

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      4.0

      Cools Well, but a bit noisy

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      from Virginia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

          I bouoght and installed this unit last week on my 1994 Suburban. It cools well, but it is pretty noisy.

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          4.0

          worked Great all fall / spring well

          By 

          from athens GA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Decreases Gas Mileage

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

          install last September 2014 worked great all way till spring leaked down,, my fault did not change lines,, so back doing it..

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          2.0

          Good when it decides to work

          By 

          from sunny Florida

          About Me A Common Sense, Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

          Level 1

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cheap Breaks Easily

            Best Uses

            • Anchor
            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

            This will be the second one I replace in my 1994 S10 Truck. They keep blowing out internal seals. When it works it works as it should but they haven't held up even a year. The foirst time i thought ok, it was a fluke but now having to repalce it again for a second time its aggravating, waste of money and time. If you can afford it buy another brand....

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            4.0

            worked well

            By 

            from athens ga

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Decreases Gas Mileage

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement
            • Restoration

            Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

            installed last year middle summer worked great,
            in hind site I should have installed new lines 235000 plus miles still had factory lines ,,

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            4.0

            Good Product

            By 

            from Smyrna, Tn

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

              Chose this compressor instead of the used, which I would recommend paying alittle more to get a new one instead of taking a chance on a rebuilt one and also by reading the complaints on the comment section on the rebuilt one I didnt wanna take a chance.

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              4.0

              warenty question

              By 

              from Austin Texas

              About Me Casual Driver

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

                I just installed this compressor 6 months ago and curious to know if there is a warranty?

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product

                By 

                from Fair Play SC

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wrong Gaskets For Applica

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about ToughOne New GM R4 Lightweight Compressor w/ Clutch:

                Good product for replacement. Went right in, until it was time to hook up hose assembly. Wrong high side gasket. High side bored 90 thousand deeper into compressor then original harrison R4 .. Need to go back to advance and try to get thicker gasket.... None available at parts store... Went to chevy dealer and found
                Red and green gaskets from them.. Red one was correct for high side.. Original
                Low side from compressor kit used..
                If kit instructions said thicker gasket may be needed to get before starting project system would not have to open for more then a couple of hours instead of 2days.

                Get other gaskets if replacing Harrison R4 compressor on 1993 chevy k1500
                Don't know about other years

                Works like new now

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                • Q:

                  This compressor comes pre charged with 3 oz oil. My specs call for 8 oz oil. Do I simply add 5 oz of pag 150 oil.
                  Asked on 7/18/2016 by Ken from Piedmont, sc

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    I'm happy to help, Ken! Generally, a new compressor will have oil in it. Drain that oil into a measuring cup- subtract from total. Put oil back into compressor. The balance of oil needed can be put in the dryer.

                    Answered on 7/20/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does this compressor with clutch come with a warranty, and if so, how long and is the clutch covered?
                  Asked on 4/21/2014 by Road dog

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Road dog, glad to assist you! This air conditioning compressor carries a limited lifetime replacement warranty with related parts purchase. The lifetime warranty part can be refunded for cash/credit within the 90 time frame. After that time expires, it can only be exchanged for a new item. So the warranty is valid the life of the part as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

                    Answered on 4/22/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does this use the new 394 refrigerant?
                  Asked on 6/14/2013 by Pastorarchman from Palmetto, Ga.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Compressor with Clutch - New (Part No. T58948) is compatible with the refrigerants: R12 or R134a. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 6/15/2013 by Max from AAP
                • Q:

                  need freon spec's to fill unit I replaced
                  Asked on 5/28/2013 by mike from United States

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Compressor with Clutch - New - part# T58948 is compatible with R12 or R134a refrigerant based on your application. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 5/28/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  The installation instructions say to fill the compressor with the correct amount and type of oil. The instructions also say that the unit is prefilled with PAG oil. The manufacturers service guide says to drain the unit first then if under 2.5 oz then refill to 2.5 oz if over 2.5 then fill with the amount that was drained. But the Toughone instruction say not to drain. How do I know I'm not going to overfill with oil if I don't know how much is already in the compressor?
                  Asked on 10/24/2012 by jchelm24 from Claremore, OK

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    With reference to this ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Compressor with Clutch - New - part# T58948, compressors are shipped with assembly lube or ICE 32. DO NOT DRAIN. Add the correct type and amount of lubricant as per specific system specifications. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 10/25/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is there a difference in Compressor if you have dual air in the 95 Suburban C 2500 with 454 engine?
                  Asked on 6/18/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    This Tough One or Factory Air Compressor with Clutch - New - part# T58948 will be an exact fit for your 1995 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban. When system opened, replace drier, do not remove plug if replacing non-switch type or interchange superheat and high pressure types. For any further assistance, please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 6/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  does AAP lend or rent a vacuum pump or AC gauges to customers ?
                  Asked on 6/16/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 6/18/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  What is the difference between this compressor and part T58942. Are the necessary O-rings included or do i need to order seal kit, part no 21000. Since it states that both compressors are compatable with R12 or 134a i assume they are without oil. Locals could not answear my questions.
                  Thank you.
                  Tom Meyer.
                  Asked on 6/10/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The difference between the Tough One or Factory Air Compressor with Clutch - New - part# T58948 and the Tough One or Factory Air Compressor with Clutch - New -part# T58942 should be with the vehicle applications and the part# T58948 has the mount type: Lt Weight R4 and the part# T58942 has the mount type: Lt Weight R4, Short Shaft, Metric Threads. For any further assistance, please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 6/13/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Warranty said related parts are needed what is the parts
                  Asked on 4/8/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The components are Cylinder head, gaskets, clutch assembly, shaft seals, o-rings, shims, rotor pulley etc. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 4/9/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does this new compressor come with high pressure switch? If not can I remove one from my old compressor and use?
                  Asked on 3/12/2012 by filbert from Chesapeake, va

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    No, this Tough One Compressor with Clutch - New (Part No. T58948) does not comes with the high pressure switch and you can use the old switch.

                    Answered on 3/14/2012 by Dennis from AAP
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