Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles
I heard a noise when I got in my car yesterday on the way to the market. The trip as only about 1.5 miles. On the way back I could smell some one burning rubber. I could still smell the rubber when I walked to unload my groceries as I passed my car. This morning after everything had cooled I thought I would raise the hood and take a looksee. I started the car and everything appeared to be ok. I did notice a reddish substance coming from the A/C pulley wheel. (I looked at my Ford Chilton book to find out what I was looking at, an A/C Unit). As the car was running I decided to turn on the A/C unit. Shortly after I noticed that the pulley stopped tuning so I immediately turned off the car and readied the garage for a spot to park it. I pulled it into the garage and decided to give you a buzz to get some more info.
I need to know how to repair this problem. Just a basic A-Z would be nice. Recommend a book or tools techniques. If I should use e rebuild unit. What are the environmental implications of repairing this pulley? Is the entire unit in need of replacing?
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 8:16 PM