Air conditioning clutch pulley has axial and radial play. Daughter's vehicle and a solid truck. She was complaining of screeching noise under the hood. I test drove it for at least 40 mi. (Twice), but could not duplicate the gripe. I think I scared it. LoL! I found it by second attempt visual inspection under the hood. Belt was a little looser than the rest which led me to the pulley. I saw that I can order a replacement clutch vs. Whole compressor. Am interested to learn whether this is something I can do on the vehicle and, if so, what the procedure is, are there special tools needed, tips, risks, etc. I read where others had removed the clutch off of unrelated make/models and found unacceptable scouring on the shaft, but consider that to be an acceptable risk considering the replacement compressors I've found don't come with clutches, so nothing lost there in my mind. I "removed" (cut) the belt off ( I had already bought all new ones anyway), until I can figure out the best way forward. Please advise. And thanks in advance!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 AT 10:05 PM