I tought about trying that and even loosened one of the bolts, but I can't get the bolts all the way out while the compressor is in place (The radiator is in the way). Also, I don't know it there is a boss on the engine block that might prohibit the rotation of the compressor.
If my back is better tomorrow, I might try removing three bolts and leaving one to hold the compressor up.
Do you think one bolt would be adequate to hold the compressor? Based on how the compressor is constructed, do you think holding it on with one bolt could warp the housing causing leaks? The compressor is only 3 years old and I'd hate to lose it prematurely.
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