The Volvo Parts
The Volvo Parts Specialists Since 1963 The Volvo Parts, Accessories & Performance Specialists Since 1963
The Volvo Parts, Accessories &
Performance Specialists Since 1963

Air Conditioning Delete Kit - 240 - B230

STS Machining - 140858

In Stock
IPD Item Number
STS Machining
Brand Classification
Product Group
Quality Level
Country of Origin
Units Per Car

Product Description


Let's face it, although your old Swede might run forever, the AC equipped with it from the factory is a different case altogether. Volvo models prior to 1993 used a refrigerant in their AC systems called R12 which has now become illegal to use due to the toxicity of the refrigerant. Since this refrigerant isn't available to purchase, the AC systems on most of these models are non functional and the AC compressor is simply a means for you to route your power steering belt; acting as just a pulley. The problem here lies that as these systems age the pulleys can lock up causing them to throw the v belts on the compressor which then causes you to lose power steering as this belt is run off of the compressor also.  

We've seen some interesting, creative ways to address this issue but really haven't found anything we've been happy with. STS Machining right here in Oregon has developed a bracket kit to remove your factory AC/ power steering bracket setup and bolt on this kit. This kit takes the compressor out of the equation in terms of accessory drive and relocates your power steering bracket to the side of the engine with a factory style adjustment system. One belt runs between the crankshaft and power steering pump, allowing you to retain power steering function and removing the risk and "dead weight" of the AC compressor. All of the brackets are also corrosion resistant for longevity in whatever climate you live in. We've also added in installation instructions of the new bracket set, a V belt and some additional hardware to make the swap as straightforward as possible. 

Do note that we do leave the deletion of the the factory air conditioning system up to you. You can go as far as removing the whole system or just removing the compressor from the system.

We also recommend having a service shop purge your system of any remaining refrigerant prior to removal of any AC components as there may be refrigerant in your system under pressure and is a

About STS Machining

STS Machining manufactures and sell products that can be used to upgrade the performance of your Volvo

All of the products provided were independently developed by STS

They are constantly striving to create more new parts to improve the drivability of your vehicle.

We have loved and trusted STS Machining for many years and trust their products on your Volvo


Vehicle Fitment Guide

Shipping Estimate

Product Reviews

Policies, Warranty & FAQ

IPD is the Volvo Parts, Accessories and Performance Specialists Since 1963.

We offer a wide variety of high quality replacement, maintenance and restoration car parts plus our own line of heavy duty and performance products. Our custom built online parts catalog features Genuine, OE, OES, OEM, Aftermarket and IPD branded replacement auto parts.

Combine our unmatched 50+ year reputation with our outstanding customer service team and you can be confident we'll be here to serve your Volvo needs long in to the future. Not many others can match our knowledge and dedication to providing the very best customer service in the market. We have a physical location, live customer service agents you can call and extensive inventory so we can ship products to you quickly. Our customer and vehicle first approach means that your experience is our first priority. We have truly hassle-free returns and provide do-it-yourself (DIY) guides and videos for many of our products.

Local: 503.257.7500 | Toll-free: 800.444.6473

Monday-Friday | 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST