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1998plymouth breeze 2.0

A/C compressor clutch bad . can it be replaced?

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The clutch replacement will be a lot cheaper than replacing the compressor. When replacing the compressor, you also have to pay to have the system evacuated & recharged, as well as installation. To replace the clutch, it's a simple matter of disconnecting it from the power source and removing 2 plates and a coil and putting the new ones back in.

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Sure but, it will be less expensive to purchase an entire compressor. the labor charge will hurt on the replacement of the clutch assembly.

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