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      This thread has gone to 17 pages now.

      I strongly believe the crux of the matter is the leaking front seal as the root cause.
      So if one replaces only the stator/clutch, chances are the problem will be back.
      The best long-term solution is a brand-new Denso.
      I don't know about this.

      Last year I changed out the a/c compressor on my '07 Odyssey with 95k on it. I put on a brand new (not refurbished) Denso compressor. It lasted 13 months (1 month out of warranty) and I had to change out the stator this past weekend. The front seal was like brand new, no oil or anything.

      FYI, search on Ebay for "10S20C coil" and any of those coils will work, starting at $25 shipped. I'm probably going to buy another just to have a spare.

      Also, I'd recommend making sure you have the following tools for the job. It'll make your life a lot easier.

      HF internal/external circlip pliers: 2 Pc 10 in. Internal And External Circlip Pliers
      You'll also possibly need the small circlip pliers - good to have both.
      This torque wrench with a 17mm or 19mm short 1/2" socket works fantastic for moving the tensioner and getting the serpentine belt off/on. Just push slowly to release the tension. 1/2" Torque Wrench

      I'd also recommend unbolting the compressor (4 bolts) so you can move it around to get a better angle when removing the circlips.

      It took me a little over 2 hours to change the stator my first time and doing it this way.

       
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      I don't know about this.

      Last year I changed out the a/c compressor on my '07 Odyssey with 95k on it. I put on a brand new (not refurbished) Denso compressor. It lasted 13 months (1 month out of warranty) and I had to change out the stator this past weekend. The front seal was like brand new, no oil or anything.

      FYI, search on Ebay for "10S20C coil" and any of those coils will work, starting at $25 shipped. I'm probably going to buy another just to have a spare.

      Also, I'd recommend making sure you have the following tools for the job. It'll make your life a lot easier.

      HF internal/external circlip pliers: 2 Pc 10 in. Internal And External Circlip Pliers
      You'll also possibly need the small circlip pliers - good to have both.
      This torque wrench with a 17mm or 19mm short 1/2" socket works fantastic for moving the tensioner and getting the serpentine belt off/on. Just push slowly to release the tension. 1/2" Torque Wrench

      I'd also recommend unbolting the compressor (4 bolts) so you can move it around to get a better angle when removing the circlips.

      It took me a little over 2 hours to change the stator my first time and doing it this way.

      If these stators are failing regularly then either the replacements are low quality or it's possible that the clutch is staying engaged due to a failed (closed) clutch relay in the underhood fusebox.
       
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      How many people with warped rotors have had the dealer rotate their tires? Using an air impact wrench/gun improperly to install lug nuts can warp rotors. The gun torque should be set well below (less than 50%) the wheel torque specs when installing the lug nuts and the final torque should be done using torque wrench. This takes more time to do and cuts in to the flat rate profits.
      I've caught some shops using "torque sticks" in conjunction with the impact wrench, but I agree that all final torquing should be done with a calibrated torque wrench.

      If any of you have been wanting to save money and do your own tire rotations or just confirm that the lug nuts are torqued properly, check out the 1/2" torque wrench from Harbor Freight. Yes, Harbor Freight. More often than not, they put it on sale for $19.99. I compared it with my favorite click-type Snap-On torque wrench at my alma mater's engineering department and at its worst, it was within +/- 3% at the bottom quarter, middle, and top quarter torque settings. We were all pleasantly surprised.

      1/2" Torque Wrench

      At that price, you can afford to get a new HF wrench every year if you're scared of it going out of calibration.

      While you're at it, check out one of the HF 1/2" breaker bars. It'll make it painless to break the lug nuts loose since they're supposed to be torqued at 94 lb-ft.


      -Carl
       

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