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99 taurus ac clutch

Can the air conditioner clutch *** be removed and replaced without removing the compressor ?

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  • Jimmy Alford Sep 05, 2008

    1999 ford Taurus: I was told that this Sqwakking sound coming from my engine was the compressor clutch and that my only option was to replace the entire compressor. Is this true?? Either way, is this something I should try myself, whether it is the entire compressor or the just the clutch??


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    need to know how to replace ac compressor what is procedure

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Yes on some engines, but it is very difficult.

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