Not sure if you guys remember, but way back in the day I swamped my Jeep. Ever since then, my A/C compressor has had a constant whine. It only makes this whine when the clutch is disengaged. When I turn the A/C on, the clutch engages and doesn't make any noise.
After months of putting up with it, I'm sick of the noise. My XJ sounds like one of those old Dodge Caravans with the whiny PS pump. I can only assume one of two things:
1. Clutch plate is just dirty
2. Some sort of bearing is shot and is about to lock up
What do you guys think?
98 XJ Sport Budget Build
you can take off the clutch plate and take a look. You'll need a special tool though that you can usually rent at an autoparts store. If the Bearing is shot, you got more luck with a new compressor I think...hard to find just the pully
Hmmm. I just posted a new thread about this before I saw this one. I see the clutch bearing for $33 which sounds real reasonable. Do I need a special tool to remove the pulley and install the new bearing? Please let me know how you make out doing your repair. I need to do the same exact job.