Based on the noise coming from the compressor and the amount of reddish-brown dust in the engine compartment, I believe the compressor clutch is toast.
Currently I don't have the cash to replace the compressor. Can I switch to a smaller serpentine belt and bypass the compressor pulley for now? If so, how do I determine what size belt to purchase.
Finally, is it possible to buy a kit and/ora new clutch an rebuild these compressors?
Lost the compressor on my first car, 1973 Buick Century. I pulled the v-belt and rolled down the windows.
Change isn't always progress.
have the same problem?
Saturday, December 15th, 2007 AT 12:16 AM