A/C clucth

Tiny
MANNY4201
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  • 2001 LINCOLN LS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Can I change my a/c compresor clucth and bearing with out removing the compresor so I dont loose my freon?2001 Lincoln LS V-8(3.9). Thanks
Laura
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 AT 4:07 PM

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Tiny
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You have to remove the compressor.

REMOVAL

1. Remove the A/C compressor.

2. Remove the A/C clutch.

1 Hold the A/C clutch hub.
2 Remove the nut.
3 Remove the A/C disk and hub.

Compressor Clutch Components

3. Remove the spacer.

4. Remove the pulley snap ring.

5. Using the special tool, remove the A/C clutch pulley.

6. Remove the sensor.

1 Remove the bolt and the hold-down bracket.
2 Lift out the sensor while lightly twisting and pulling up on the sensor.

* It may be necessary to pry up lightly with a small screwdriver.

7. Remove the field coil snap ring.

8. Remove the A/C clutch field coil.

INSTALLATION

1. Clean the A/C clutch field coil and pulley mounting surfaces.

2. Install the A/C clutch field coil.

3. Install the snap ring with the bevel side out.

4. Using the special tool, install the clutch bearing and pulley.

1 Position the clutch bearing and pulley.
2 Install the special tool. If required, gently tap and install the clutch bearing and pulley.

NOTE: The A/C clutch bearing and pulley is a slip fit on the compressor. If correctly aligned it should slip on easily. If difficulty is encountered, install using the special tool.

5. Install the snap ring with the bevel side out.

6. Install the spacer.

7. Install the A/C clutch.

NOTE: Make sure to align the block tooth on the shaft with the missing tooth on the disc and hub.

8. Install the sensor.

1 Push the sensor into position.
2 Install the bolt and the hold-down bracket.

9. Install the bolt.

1 Hold the A/C clutch.
2 Install the bolt.

Compressor Clutch Components

10. Measure and adjust the clutch air gap by removing or adding A/C clutch hub spacers.
11. Install the A/C compressor.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 AT 4:15 PM
Tiny
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You wont know until you try? You may have to go to more trouble than it's worth as they say?
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 AT 4:23 PM

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