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1996 impala ss air conditioner compressor is very noisy

1996 impala ss air conditioner compressor is making noise. It engages fine, but when i turn off my AC it has a hard time disengaging. My mechanic says to replace the compressor. Can i buy just the clutch and and replace that? Is that a big job? This started today when i had the system recharged. I only had .39 of a pound of freon in the system. After charging the compressor got quite noisy. He bled a little freon and no change. thanks

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That clutch and coil are serviceable without replacing the compressor but I have had little success with this as usually the clutch gets in that shape subsequently from activity going on inside the compressor which means that clutch is failed generally for a reason.replace the compressor -orfice tube-reciever drier and happy motoring......

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