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A/c clutch removal

I need directions on removal of a/c clutch from compressor.

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If the problem is intermittent operation it may just need the shim removed behind the pulley. You should be able to gain access from the passenger fender well. You may have to support and lower one side of the subframe.

An impact wrench will break the pulley nut loose easily.

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3.9 V6. How can I remove the A/C clutch?


You need special tool
Tools Required ?€¢
J 37872 Compressor Clutch Holding Tool


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J 6083 Snap Ring Pliers


Important: Remove the three adjustable dowels from the J37872 Compressor Clutch Holding Tool.
Install three 5/16 x 1 inch bolts in place of the dowels.
Remove and discard the compressor clutch plate bolt.
Use the J 37872 to hold the compressor clutch plate from turning.
Remove the compressor clutch plate from the compressor.
Remove the compressor pulley snap ring using the J 6083
Remove the compressor pulley from the compressor.
Remove the compressor clutch coil snap ring using the J 6083 .
Remove the compressor clutch coil from the compressor.
google J 37872 - to see tool !

Jan 31, 2016 | 2006 Chevrolet Chevrolet Impala LT

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Im trying to replace the ac clutch on an 04 mustang. i have the clip off but the clutch won't slide off. help please


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Special Tool(s) st1260a.jpg 2-Jaw Puller
205-D026 (D80L-1002-L) or equivalent st1232a.jpg Installer, A/C Compressor Coil
412-065 (T89P-19623-EH) st1235a.jpg Holding Fixture, Compressor Clutch (3.8L vehicles)
412-098 (T94P-19703-AH) st2584a.jpg Holding Fixture, Compressor Clutch (4.6L vehicles)
412-103 (T95L-19703-AH) st1220a.jpg Remover, Differential Bearing
205-116 (T77F-4220-B1) st1234a.jpg Installer, A/C Compressor Field Coil
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412-067 (T89P-19623-FH) Removal
  1. Remove the A/C compressor (19703). For additional information, refer to Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor - 3.8L or Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor - 4.6L in this section.
  1. Remove the bolt.
    1. Hold the A/C disc and hub assembly (19D786) with the special tool.
    1. Remove the bolt.
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  1. Remove the A/C disc and hub assembly and the A/C clutch hub spacer (19D648).
    1. Thread an 8 x 1.25 mm bolt into the A/C clutch to force it from the compressor shaft.
    1. Lift the A/C disc and hub assembly and the A/C clutch hub spacer from the compressor shaft.
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  1. Remove the pulley snap ring.
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  1. Remove the A/C clutch pulley (2E884).
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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Do not use air tools. The A/C clutch field coil (19D798) 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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Installation
  1. NOTE: If installing a new A/C compressor, the A/C clutch components should be reused unless obvious signs of damage are found. If excessive grooving is found, a new A/C clutch disc and hub and A/C compressor pulley must be installed together. Otherwise, each component can be installed individually where needed.
    Visually inspect the A/C clutch disc and hub, A/C compressor pulley and A/C clutch field coil for damage.
    • Inspect for physical damage, including cracked or melted components or discoloration due to excessive heat.
    • Inspect for excessive wear, including grooving in the A/C clutch disc and hub or A/C compressor pulley that is more than fingernail depth.
    • Inspect for roughness in the A/C compressor pulley bearing.
  1. Clean the A/C disc and field coil and pulley mounting surfaces.
  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Do not use air tools. The A/C clutch field coil can be easily damaged.
    Install the A/C clutch field coil.
    1. Place the A/C clutch field coil on the A/C compressor with the A/C clutch field coil electrical connector correctly positioned.
    1. Using the special tools, install the A/C field coil.
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  1. NOTE: The A/C clutch pulley is a tight fit on the A/C compressor head. It must be correctly aligned during installation.
    Install the A/C clutch pulley.
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  1. Install the pulley snap ring with the bevel side out.
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  1. Place one nominal thickness A/C clutch hub spacer inside the clutch hub spline opening.
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  1. Install the A/C clutch.
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  1. Using the special tool, install the A/C disc and hub assembly retaining bolt.
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  1. Measure and adjust the clutch air gap by removing or adding A/C clutch hub spacers.
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  1. Install the A/C compressor. For additional information, refer to Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor - 3.8L or Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor - 4.6L in this section.
hope this helps

Aug 13, 2011 | 2004 Ford Mustang

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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 need a diagram on how to remove a ac compressor on a 1996 lincoln mark VII


There's not really a diagram for the actual removal and installation. A good repair manual might list steps like these: First, your system needs to be purged of the freon. Next, unplug the AC clutch/pulley assembly at the front of the compressor. Remove the belt, then the AC lines on the compressor (usually in the back), then unbolt the AC from any mounting bracket(s) and remove. To avoid having to press on and off the clutch/pulley assembly you might want to make sure you're buying a complete compressor assembly. Read and follow those directions concerning oil for the compressor. After installing the new AC, reconnect the lines with new "O" rings. Most if not all compressor manufacturers will not honor any warranty unless you change out your orifice tube (also called an expansion valve) and accumulator (aka the dryer) at the same time. Recharge the system with the appropriate amount and type of freon, most likely R-134a.

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No cold air blowing out of vents- clutch is not turning- can clutch be replaced without having to replace compressor


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Can I replace the A/C clutch myself or do I need any special tools? Can I by pass this with a different belt?


bypassing the compressor is best to do. get a belt for your engine less the ac option. the removal and tear down of any compressor is not easy for a novice

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