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Sparks shooting from my 1994 f150 air compressor

1994 f 150. I turn on my ac and when the compressor engages, sparks fly and the clutch gets red hot. Can I replace the clutch or do I need to replace the compressor?? Thanks, Kenny

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    Thanks for being so concise with your answer. You have helped me to know exactly what to do. Thank you, Kenny

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If sparks are flying and it gets hot, sounds to me like your pully is turning but your compressor is not. This sometimes happens when the ac gets overfilled. It can also happen if the compressor goes out. If the clutch does not turn when it hits the pully...it sounds to me like your compressor is locked up. It would save you alot of time, effort and headaches to take it into an auto shop and have then diagnose it for a small fee. From my experiences, if it is the compressor, you are looking at no less than 700 bucks to fix it. If it just the clutch, and you are able to get to it with enough clearance for a pulley remover, you are going to look at about 70-90 bucks for a new clutch. Then again in my experience, if you are going to replace the clutch, you might as well replace the whole thing while you are at it and save you the headache down the road.

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At the very least it will need a new clutch assy.

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You must change the whole thing, Kenny

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The ac compressor is seized up, replace it./

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