Question about 1988 Buick Regal

1 Answer

AC Compressor Compressor clutch will not pull in.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,010 Answers

There is a PRESSURE sensor that monitors that amount of pressure in the A/C system and if the pressure gets to LOW the sensor will NOT let the compressor engage.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

6 Suggested Answers

  • 193 Answers

SOURCE: replace AC compressor clutch

you will need to have the small tool kit that comes with both tools for pulling and installing clutch assembly. Check with Autozone and see if they have it in their tool loan program.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

co7196
  • 3433 Answers

SOURCE: 2005 chevy impala, snapped off ac compressor

Get an AC clutch puller and replace the clutch, sorry.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

philschneide
  • 448 Answers

SOURCE: ac compressor clutch relay 1991 honda accord

Difficult to describe, but I will give it a try.
Inside the driver's side fender, close to the front of the car, there is a bracket that is held in place by one bolt, but which has a short horizontal bar as part of it which has two large clips encircling two cylinderical devices which have wires clipped into them at the bottoms. The one closest to the front (radiator) is the compressor clutch relay. The other one is the condenser fan relay.
Hope this helps you find it.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

honeymokey
  • 3113 Answers

SOURCE: ac clutch-1988 buick regal

It's low on freon

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

  • 736 Answers

SOURCE: ac compressor clutch does not engage

to prevent damage to the air conditioning system there is a "low pressure switch" located on the condenser near the low pressure hose (large one) .. if the refrigerrant (R134A) gets too low then the clutch will be blocked from activating by that switch .. you can have your system tested and recharged or you can do that yourself .. the R134A is available at auto parts stores .. some come with a gague that is required for proper charge .. if you dont already have a gage then yoiu will need that one ... recharge kits often come with instructions .. other less likely but possible problems could be a fuse or bad AC clutch relay. sometimes damaged wiring or bad clutch will be the problem but much more likely just low fluid ..

Posted on Jun 24, 2010

  • 67 Answers

SOURCE: AC is not working, compressor

the ac to work the car has to has to be charged fully with freon. if it is low or is a malfunction on the system, it is not going to engage, another thing is also to check the fuse for the ac and relay,the best way is to see how much freon the system has and go from there

Posted on Mar 01, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I bought a new ac compressor but my ac still doesn't work, I can rig it to where it would be cool air but how to fix it to where it is suppose to be and the ac works with the air compressor?


your best bet is to have a qualified repair shop look at it . Can't tell you from here , you don't even say what make , model or year it is . The A/C compressor isn't tuning on when you push the button , correct ? When you push the A/C button it sends a signal to the BCM or PCM ,which then energizes the A/C compressor clutch relay . Who replaced the compressor ? Was there a vacuum pulled on the system ? Were the high an low pressure cut out switches tested How to Fix your Car AC System Compressor Coil Clutch Relay Low and High...

Jul 14, 2016 | AC Cars & Trucks

Tip

How to remove and reinstall a clutch on an a/c compressor



The AC compressor continued to turn even after I pulled the 12-volt supply wire to the unit. The AC compressor exhibited no unusual symptoms that would explain the locked clutch, there was no bearing failure, no unusual noise, On the contrary, the AC continued to work properly. The Jaguar cooled as good or better than the other cars I currently own, all of which have original factory 134a AC systems. uses the GM A6 compressor, a common compressor used by a variety of General Motor's cars I was not about to disassemble a perfectly working AC system because of a defective clutch. The project starts by removing the hood. Clearance in the Jaguar engine bay is non-existent. In addition, the AC compressor is located 3 inches from the radiator top support. it is possible to do this with the hood on you will regret it. The objective is to replace the AC clutch on the car. Remove the AC compressor's front and rear bolts only. Lift the front of the compressor up to clear the top radiator support. Do not depressurize the system or remove any hoses.
Remove the center 9/16-inch nut from the compressor shaft. A special clutch holding tool is not needed if an air impact wrench is used.
install the clutch removal tool. The clutch is "press fit" to the AC compressor front shaft.
Instead of a clutch holding tool, I used a bar resting on the engine (blue arrow) to hold the tool removal nut while I turned the center stud that forces the clutch off.
The pulley is now completely visible. You will need a large snap ring pliers to remove the snap ring that secures the pulley.
Notice the towel below the compressor. Snap rings (red arrow) have a habit of flying off the pliers and disappearing forever into the engine. You are farned
The pulley is a zero clearance fit to the compressor nose. If you are lucky it will slide off by pulling on it. You will probably not be lucky. I used a puller to remove the pulley. Be careful here. You must identify what the puller can and cannot push against. The center compressor shaft must not be used as leverage to pull or push any component not on the compressor shaft. A 1 1/8-inch, 1/2-in drive socket (red arrow) will fit over the center shaft and rests on the compressor nose cone. This is my leverage point. I taped a large washer (blue arrow) to the socket to provide a contact point for the puller.
Attach puller jaws in the pulley groves and place the modified washer to rest against the nose cone. Slowly tighten the puller to remove pulley.
Locate and secure pulley key. If the key stays on the compressor shaft, do not remove it. An even bigger snap ring secures the coil assembly to the compressor. Remove the snap ring.
Remove coil assembly.
The clutch release springs (blue arrows) also appear to be in working order.
Testing the resistance of the coil assemblies indicate that they are within specs. The old coil pack reads 4.8 ohms.
The rebuilt coil pack reads 4.5 ohms.
In removing the clutch it appeared the coil was permanently energized. The clutch removal tool had to forcefully pull the clutch from the pulley. I was not about to put this coil pack back on. I cleaned the contacts on the rebuilt unit prior to installation.
Gently clean the nose cone remove any surface rust. the clutch bearing rides on this surface, it must not be damaged.
connect coil pack to compressor and install. Make sure the coil pack is attached properly to the electrical connector. There are three indicators on the rear of the coil pack that must match the corresponding holes in the compressor body (red arrow). Install big snap ring.
Clean pulley surface and install pulley. The bearing might require some slight persuasion to slide onto the nose cone. Use a drift (red arrow) that contacts the inner ring of the bearing only. Tap gently until the pulley bearing seats.
Install second snap ring. Make sure that the snap ring seats fully in the shaft grove. Tap the snap ring fully into the groove with a screwdriver if necessary. (red arrow)
Clean clutch mating surface and install clutch to the compressor. Note position of shaft key and corresponding clutch key slot. (red arrows). Make sure they line up before installing clutch to compressor shaft.
use the clutch installation tool. The front of the tool (blue arrow) screws over the threads of the exposed 9/16-inch shaft stud (yellow arrow). The nut then forces the bearing (red arrow)against the clutch face, forcing it onto the compressor shaft. One side of the bearing rotates with the nut to reduce friction as it forces the clutch onto the shaft. Note that the forces all act on the compressor shaft, not against it.
Hold the center bolt while tightening the nut down.
You are looking for a pulley clearance of .010 to .015. If you inadvertently create too close a gap, put the clutch puller back on and pull the clutch out accordingly. Replacement and or rebuilt parts are rarely perfect. You will probably get different readings at various locations around the circumference of the clutch. If the closest gap is .010 or more and the largest gap is .015 or less you are OK.
Install 9/16-inch self-locking nut and tighten. If a clutch holding tool is not available, then finish tightening this nut after the compressor belt is on and the clutch energized. This nut does not hold on or impacts the position of the clutch. It appears to be a safety precaution just in case the press fit clutch somehow comes off the compressor shaft.
Install compressor to engine. Tighten 4 bolts to engine bracket. Connect electrical connections to coil assembly. Install belts.
Turn on your vehicle and let there be cold air, good luck sorry illustrations wouldn't load to this format

on Mar 05, 2011 | Jaguar XJ12 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to replace air conditioner compressor w/clutch for my 2006 saturn ion 2 sedan automatic 4 cyl-I've found new ac compressor w/clutch at different auto part shops ranging from $175-$500 and w


is it full of freon? if so it could be that you just need to change the magnetic clutch which is a lot simpler job and cheaper too. get a book first so you have referance pull the belt off pull the nut in the center of the ac compressor make shure that you know what the clearance is betwean the clutch and the compressor it has shims and is imperative that the clearance is right you will need measurment tools feeler gages work best but befor you do any of this you need to make sure there is power and ground going to the two wire conector going to the clutch it wont get power till you turn the ac on or the computer tells it to run for the interior eco system so a magnetic cluch will not turn on if there is no signal resulting in the compressor not terning making the ac not work but its fairly simple to do and 900 is a dicent price at a shop but they would probably charge you for the whole compressor and charging the system and it was only a cluch if there is freon and the compressor isnt siezed and theres signal and ground change the clutch

Jul 22, 2012 | 2006 Saturn ION

1 Answer

My a/c compressor is only blowing hot air when I turn it on. I know a little about cars so I know it's the a/c but I am not able to find one on any site that may sell used or new.


If all you get is hot air there are several possibilities. The compressor is driven by the serpentine belt and is engaged and disengaged by an electric clutch mounted on the compressor drive pulley. With the engine running, have an assistant turn on the AC while you observe the AC compressor clutch. If the clutch engages, you can be reasonably sure that the system has freon, and the electric circuit is OK. If the clutch doesn't engage, which is the most likely situation, either you are low on freon, the AC clutch relay is inop, or AC compressor fuse is open (blown). A search of Google images will give you the location of the AC relay. You can pull out the relay, carefully remove the cover, reinsert the relay, and engage the compressor clutch by manually closing the relay contacts. Warning: do this only for a second or two in order to see the clutch engage. If the clutch does engage, then you are probably low on freon. There is a safety switch that prevents the clutch from operating if there is not enough freon in the system. Hopefully, this is the case. Go to Walmart and get two cans of r-134 and the inexpensive kit, and following their instructions, charge your system. If this is not the problem, you'll need a set of AC gauges and the skill to use them. Hope this helps. Dano

Aug 31, 2011 | 1998 Lexus Gs 400

1 Answer

The air condition wont turn on. The windows dont work, and the spedometer doesnt work


This just happened to me yesterday. First, push the AC button to turn the AC off. Then, find the fuse pannel on the driver's side under the dash. Mine is behind the ash tray. Replace the 10 amp fuse (marked fuse #18 on my 1995 Camry manual) and the windows, spedo, tach, etc will come back on. My problem is the bearings on my AC clutch heated up a plastic piece between the AC clutch and AC compressor and the plastic piece blew up and sprayed hot plastic all around the AC compressor. The car runs, but no AC and if I push the AC button, the fuse blows again. I am planning to unbolt the compressor from the engine block, and replace the clutch assembly and pully without disconnecting the hoses. Disconnecting the hoses will vent coolant to the atmosphere and require professional equipment to clean the oil from the system, pull a vaccuum and recharge the system. The AC compressor clutch assembly is available at Advanced Auto for $98. The whole compressor is $247 but requires a lot of work to recharge. You could also take the clutch assembly or whole compressor off and just leave it off and get a shorter (40" in my case) belt to go just to the alternator.
Good Luck.

Jun 25, 2011 | 1995 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

How to remove the a/c clutch from a 1998 gmc sierra 1500 5.7 l


I believe this AC compressor is the same as my '95 Astro. The clutch is pressed on to the compressor shaft. You should see a threaded hole in the center of the clutch and a threaded screw in the center of that hole. To get this off you have to have the proper puller. It threads into the clutch and has a screw that you tighten against the end of the screw in the clutch. This pulls the clutch off the compressor (maybe, if it isn't frozen to the shaft). FYI, I just replaced my AC compressor and found that a new compressor with a new clutch was only about $40 more than the clutch alone. The puller cost $30.) Of course, if you replace the compressor you have the work of some parts in the AC system and recharging it. There are some good web sites with good pictures and instructions you may want to look into before you decide. I found that when I replaced the compressor, I had to replace the accumulator and compressor oil and there is some question about flushing the AC system when you install a new compressor. Hope all this helpful. Good luck.

Apr 22, 2011 | 1998 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

Looks like a faceplate or some sort of front cover on the ac compressor looks like it broke free. Possibly bolts snapped off?


The ac compressor has a clutch on the front end where the belt pulley runs. When the ac is off the clutch disengages and the compressor stops running. The pulley will continue to turn with the engine. If the belt is running normally and that pulley is turning normally along with the other accessories on the belt, it may not be broken, just that the clutch is disengaged. If it is still in place and spinning then your clutch is probably not broken, but more likely you are low on freon. When the freon is low a switch tells the compressor not to come on, and only the pulley will turn. Your ac will not get cold. There may also be other reasons the clutch won't pull in, such as fuses and such.

Sep 22, 2010 | 1993 Buick Regal

2 Answers

Could this be my compressor going out?


The AC compressor shaft is riding on a electronic clutch pack.

When the pressure need to built up the clutch will LOCK and you will see the shaft start spinning.


Start the car and max out the ac. The clutch should lock up within 2 minutes.

Listen for a click sound from the clutch.


A badly damage clutch will lock up the belt!

You DO NOT want to be anywhere near the belt because it will snap.


An AC system should last 3--6 years.

NO using the ac compressor is a bad thing.


Let an AC guy to test the low side AC line pressure.


Good luck

Jul 15, 2009 | 2007 Chevrolet HHR Special Edition

1 Answer

1500 Conversion Van AC stays on, van overheats. Pulled the AC clutch fan relay and it fixed the overheating thus far, but really need the AC this time of the year. Please help.


ONE SUGGESTION COULD BE TO SWAP THE RELAY FOR ANOTHER TO SEE IF THIS FIXES THE PROBLEM. IF IT DOESN'T, THEN PERHAPS THE COMPRESSOR CLUTCH IS STUCK IN THE CLOSED POSITION. UNPLUG THE CLUTCH TO SEE IF THE COMPRESSOR STOPS. HOPE THIS HELPS. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA AND FOR AN HONEST RATING. GOOD LUCK

May 26, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

190 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21936 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...