Air Conditioning problem
1991 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 70000 miles
I have a 1991 Sable wagon. Automatic with a 3.8L engine. I figure its the same as a Taurus so I would get responses faster here.
I brought my car in to have the AC checked for not working. I was told I need a new AC clutch. The mechanic said they don't sell just the clutch for the car I have to get the whole compressor. I checked with the parts store and he confirmed it, but the manager suggested I go to the junk yard and pull one off a junker. I called The local junk yard and they have a ton of Tauruses like my sable, and I should be able to find one that has the correct compressor like mine, and I can just pull it off. I just haven't figured which of the two possible compressors I have or how to get to it. The parts store said to look at the label on the compressor. I can see the compressor pulley and barely see the compressor, But I can't see a lable, an it looks difficult to get to.
Do I have to get at it from underneath to take the pulley off (doesn't look like much room against the car body to work with) or do I have to remove the power steering pump to get at it?. Also coming home last night the serpentine belt broke as I got in the drive way. The pulley started squealing the day before so I think it seized or whatever and I have to do it in my driveway so I don't have to pay for a toe.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 11:00 AM