Air Conditioning problem
1998 Plymouth Voyager 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles
Hi, I have been noticing an intermitant burning smell coming from under the hood of my 1998 voyager 3.3 litre. I wasn't sure what the problem at first but finally reliized that the only time the smell would occur was when the defrosters or the a/c was running. I popped the hood and turned on the A/C. When doing so I noticed that the clutch assy. On the compressor was turning intermitantly. I saw no smoke at all but did think I saw some sparks as I raced the engine a little. I tried to make it spark again but it did not. This past summer the A/C did not seem as cold as it was in the summer before last, I had thought that maybe I had a small freon leak and had plans on buying a sealing and recharge kit, but have not as yet done so. The belt does not get hot at all. Compressor does get hot but not quite hot enough to burn myself. Is it possible for the clutch assy. To start shorting out intermiantly? Also the burning smell can be described as a trash burning kind of smell. One other thing I would like to mention is that after I saw the clutch turning intermitantly I shut the engine off and sprayed a little bit of PB blaster in the area where I am guessing that there flyweights or something of that sort. I started engine and the clutch assy. Seemed to still turn a little bit better but still intermitantly. Is it possible to change the clutch without removing the compressor from the engine. Thanks in advance to any advice, Bob
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 6:45 PM