Got to be flexible!
Did the compressor lock up?
Or did the pulley lock up?
Compressor locked- unplug the wires to the clutch assembly- now it cannot engage-the pulley will spin.
Pulley locked- Go to a salvage yard, locate another compressor, if the compressor is shot, no problem, it is the pulley free-spinning you need (but the whole assembly is needed).
A little sweet talking/coffee/soft drinks really steers the cash register in your favor, after all, you just want a bad part anyway! (When I go to my regular spots, they expect a Coke or Mountain Dew, I get off free or just a few dollars-For instance, $10.00 for my Mom's car door!)
Use this cheap/free compressor unit as a by-pass pulley.
Just do not plug it in!
Even better, destroy the connector on the donor compressor so no one else can plug it in.
Thursday, February 9th, 2017 AT 5:16 PM