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2004 ford tauras my a/c compressor clutch locked up. No refrigerant in system. i removed 4 bolts holding compressor on and still will not come off. is there another bolt i am missing

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How do I take the AC compressor off of 97 Ford Econoline 350

In my opinion the easiest way to remove the compressor is to remove the cooling fan and shroud. I'm guessing this is a gas engine? Recover the refrigerant, disconnect the a/c lines. drain coolant. Disconnect upper radiator hose. r&i the air cleaner. Using a fan clutch tool or and air chisel to loosen fan remove fan and shroud. Remove the belt. One bolt is a 13mm holding the compressor, the other two are 10mm . Remove bottom splash guard to gain access to the compressor on the bottom of the engine passenger side of van. The manifold line is held on with a 10mm bolt. Reverse procedure to install. Good luck.

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97 e350 van no power to compressor clutch, have power to pressure switch , i jumped pressure sw wire still no power to clutch

By the compressor clutch I assume you mean the a/c clutch if so read on:

The air-conditioning system in your Ford is basically a circulation loop through which refrigerant is pumped by a compressor. The refrigerant is a combination of gas and liquid that becomes very cold as it is compressed and then expanded. The chilled gas then flows from the compressor into an evaporator coil. The cold refrigerant now inside the coil has air blowing across the fins and tubes of the coil, thereby cooling the air, which is transferred into the car. By following the procedures below, you can remove and replace the A/C compressor clutch in your Ford vehicle at minimal cost.

    • 1

      Have the air-conditioning system discharged or evacuated of refrigerant by certified personnel at a dealer service department or automotive air-conditioning repair facility.

    • 2

      Raise the hood and disconnect the negative battery cable terminal from the battery using a box-end wrench.

    • 3

      Disconnect the electrical plug-in connector from the compressor clutch by hand.

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      Remove the drive serpentine belt from the compressor clutch pulley by taking the tension from the pulley using a breaker bar and compressing the torsion spring tensioner.

    • 5

      Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the compressor with the box-end wrenches. Plug the open fittings to prevent the accidental entry of dirt and moisture; quarter-inch rubber stoppers are a good fit for these connections.

    • 6

      Loosen the mounting bolts with the box-end wrenches, and remove the bolts from the compressor clutch mounting bracket and lift the clutch out of the vehicle.

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      Pour out the refrigerant oil into a graduated container so you know how much new oil to add to the new compressor.

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      Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Always replace all O-rings with new ones that are specifically made for use with the new R-134a refrigerant. Lubricate the new O-rings with R-134a-compatible refrigerant oil.

    • 9

      Evacuate and recharge the system with the proper amount of R-134a refrigerant by the same certified mechanic that discharged the unit before you replaced clutch. Have the mechanic start the engine and let it run for a few minutes; this will let the system stabilize and the compressor cycle on and off.

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AC compressor and clutch on 2003 Ford Windstar need replacing - no coolant to drain, so that eliminates having repair shop drain it. We are trying to DIY. Anyone have the tech manual on this and/or...

There is coolant to drain...but you don't need to.
However, you should not do the compressor in your driveway - removing the lines will vent the refrigerant to the atmosphere, also professional equipment needs to be used to clear out the system of air and charge it with the right amount of refrigerant.

But....all you need to do is remove the lines from the compressor, remove the serpentine drive belt, and disconnect the electrical from the clutch. Remove all the bolts mounting the compressor to the engine or bracket. From there you can see how the clutch and what not comes off and goes on .

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Replacing AC clutch....did not ask if it should be done...asked how to do it. Answer the question that was asked!

Hi:) For Ford Compressor Clutch Removel

Step 1

Locate and remove the compressor clutch retaining bolt. Looking at the compressor clutch you will see a bolt in the center and three bolts along the outer edge. The center bolt is the retaining bolt. The three bolts around the edge of the clutch can only be accessed after removing the clutch, and are only relevant in clutch repair situations. To remove the retaining bolt you need to maintain the clutch position and relieve pressure from bolt head by applying the compressor clutch holding tool with your other hand, or have an assistant hold the tool in place. Do not lose the retaining bolt in case you need to reference it later.

Step 2

Separate and remove the clutch from the shaft of the compressor. Once the retaining bolt is removed, as described in Step 1, simply pry the clutch away from the mounting surface using your hands. If the clutch is a little difficult to remove due to damage or decay then try using a screwdriver to lightly pry the rear side of the clutch away. Spray the area with an auto lubricant and allow it to sit overnight if needed. While removing the clutch do not lose clutch spacers.

Step 3

Pull the snap ring from the clutch pulley using your snap ring pliers. You will now be able to remove the clutch pulley from the compressor. While everything is apart, and before installing your new compressor clutch, clean the area to remove dust or grime.

Reverse steps to install.

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i removed the compressor.
there is an 8 mm bolt that holds the hub on. remove the bolt and slide the hub off.
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then snap ring pliers remove the snapring, tap the pulley off. if the bearing went bad, inspect the compressor case closely for damage.
if your replacing the coil, it is pressed on, use care when installing the new one.

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Installation for compressor / hyundai xg 350 l

Assuming you have HVAC experience and are licensed to perform this service, you'll first need to recover the R-134A refrigerant from the system (if there's any in it). If there isn't, you'll still have to vacuum before recharge (w/refrigerant & PAG oil). Is there a compressor presently installed?
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Remove the A/C drive belt
Remove the wire harness connector to the compressor magnetic clutch
Remove the 4 12mm bolts which mount the compressor to the engine
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PS. Some technicians perfer to remove the compressor from the top (requires removal of the radiator cooling fan & the alternator). Some have also removed the LH Exhaust Manifold to make it easier to reinstall the alternator & compressor.

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Go to your local auto parts and buy the spring release tool for the Ford a/c line. Not expensive, but you need this to release the spring lock on the lines.

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SECTION 412-03A: Air Conditioning 2001 F-Super Duty/Excursion/Motorhome Chassis Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Clutch And Clutch Field Coil —5.4L, 6.8L
  1. Remove the A/C compressor. For additional information, refer to Compressor—5.4L and 6.8L in this section.
  1. Remove the A/C clutch hub retaining bolt.
    1. Hold the A/C clutch hub with the special tool.
    1. Remove the bolt.
  1. Remove the A/C clutch and the A/C clutch hub spacer.
    1. Thread an 8 x 1.25 mm bolt into the A/C clutch hub spacer to force it from the compressor shaft.
    1. Lift the A/C clutch and the A/C clutch hub spacer from the compressor shaft.
  1. Remove the pulley snap ring.
  1. Remove the A/C clutch pulley.
  1. s1o~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not use air tools. The A/C clutch field coil can be easily damaged.
    Remove the A/C clutch field coil.
    1. Note the location of the A/C clutch field coil electrical connector.
    1. Install the special tool on the nose opening of the A/C compressor.
    1. Install the special tool.
    1. Remove the A/C clutch field coil.

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Service and Repair
CAUTION: When the A/C compressor is inoperative due to internal causes, clean the refrigerant system to remove any debris or contaminants to prevent damage to the replacement A/C compressor.

Replacement of the suction accumulator/drier is necessary when the A/C compressor is replaced. The A/C evaporator core orifice should be replaced whenever the A/C compressor is replaced for lack of performance, or when there is debris in the system.

  1. Recover the A/C refrigerant system following the recommended procedure. Observe all safety precautions.
  2. Drain and save the radiator coolant.
  3. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  4. Disconnect and remove the constant control relay module.
  5. Disconnect and remove the fan and the shroud assembly.
  6. Disconnect the upper and the lower radiator hoses.
  7. Remove the radiator.
  8. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch wire at the clutch field coil connector on the A/C compressor.
  9. Remove the top two A/C compressor mounting bolts.
  10. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
  11. From underneath the vehicle, loosen and remove the accessory drive belt.
  12. Disconnect the Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) wire connector.
  13. Remove the A/C muffler supporting strap bolt from the subframe.
  14. Disconnect the A/C manifold and tube from the inlet tube of the A/C condenser core and the outlet tube of the suction accumulator/drier using the spring lock coupling tool or equivalent. CAUTION: Immediately install protective caps on open lines.
  15. Ensure the A/C compressor is properly supported as the bolts are removed. Remove the bottom two A/C compressor mounting bolts.
  16. Remove the A/C compressor and the A/C manifold and tube assemblies from the vehicle as a unit. Remove the assembly from the bottom, using care not to scrape it against the the A/C condenser core.
  17. Remove the A/C manifold and tube from the A/C compressor.
  18. If the old A/C compressor is to be replaced with a new one, remove the A/C clutch and the field coil assembly.
  1. Service the replacement A/C compressor with the correct amount of clean Motorcraft YN-12b refrigerant oil or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSH-M1C231-B.
  2. Lubricate the new O-ring seals with clean refrigerant oil and position them in the O-ring seal grooves of the A/C manifold and tube. Use only the O-ring seals specified for the type of A/C manifold and tube being used. NOTE: When replacing an A/C compressor, use the original manifold bolt from the removed A/C compressor to attach A/C manifold and tube to new A/C compressor. Do not use the shipping cap bolts.
  3. Apply Pipe Sealant with Teflon D8AZ-19554-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSH-M2G350-A2 to the threads of the manifold retaining bolt.
  4. Position the A/C manifold and tube with the O-ring seals to the A/C compressor. Install the retaining bolt and tighten to 17-23 Nm (12.5-17.0 ft lb) .
  1. Install the A/C compressor and the A/C manifold and tube onto the A/C compressor mounting bracket.
  1. Using new O-ring seals lubricated with clean Motorcraft YN-12b refrigerant oil or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSH-M1C231-B, connect the A/C manifold and tube to the inlet tube of the A/C condenser core.
  2. Using new O-ring seals lubricated with clean Motorcraft YN-12b refrigerant oil or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSH-M1C231-B, connect the A/C manifold and tube to the outlet tube of the suction accumulator/drier.
  3. Install the muffler support onto the subframe.
  4. Connect the HO2S wire connector.
  5. Install the accessory drive belt.
  6. Lower the vehicle to the floor and perform the following operations from the top.
  7. Install the radiator.
  8. Connect the radiator hoses and tighten the hose clamps.
  9. Install the fan and the shroud assembly.
  10. Install and connect the constant control relay module connector.
  11. Connect the battery ground cable. NOTE: On vehicles equipped with Electronic Engine Control (EEC) , when the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the EEC processor relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more to relearn the strategy.
  12. Fill the radiator with the reserved coolant.
  13. Leak-test, evacuate, and charge the A/C system following the recommended procedures.
  14. Check the A/C system for proper operation.

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