You're not going to buy a new clutch for $10. A decent one can run well over $100 and the tools required to install it can cost another $100. Most of the time clutches fail due to other factors that usually relate to over pressure in the system. The other misconception you have is that you can tell how much refrigerant is in a system with a pressure gauge. You cannot. Once the system has half a pound or more, the static pressure will remain the same as more is added, It will only tell you if you have sufficient pressure to engage the clutch which is about 50 PSI static. You really need to have this professionally checked and then make a decision on how to resolve it.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 12:02 AM