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Old 05-30-2005, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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have replaced defective rad and had it gassed but clutch on pump does not engage.

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a/c switch, fuse, compressor....are we talking about the a/c clutch?
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Is it (a/c clutch) making a constant clicking sound, audible most frequently at idle and going away when you start off? I am not talking about the normal clutch engagement sound when the compressor cycles on and off.
If you are getting this annoying sound, you may need to replace the compressor. My a/c clutch did this for about 10,000 miles until it finally stopped engaging.
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Mine is making that annoying sound you describe, how much will an AC compressor install cost me
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Old 06-10-2005, 01:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I hope you are sitting down.

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ouch. ghead

I will have to say that it runs perfect now and will freeze me out if not on AUTO temp.
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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a/c switch, fuse, compressor....are we talking about the a/c clutch?
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yes the clutch on the front of the a/c pump - just free wheels. some electrical control to engage it - anyone know about the electrics.
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I will have to say that it runs perfect now and will freeze me out if not on AUTO temp.
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HAH. Looks like i'll stick with the 4-85 AC that comes standard on almost all cars. Fuck that isnt getting replaced.
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If the expansion valve is messed up, the compressor will come on and then go off.

If it NEVER engages, could be a relay or a bad compressor.
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If the expansion valve is messed up, the compressor will come on and then go off.

If it NEVER engages, could be a relay or a bad compressor.
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on a car od this age - probable electrics - anyone know which relay to look at
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