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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Need help! 2000 wrangler (TJ) sport A/C

I'm pretty new to all of this and I'm trying to work on my jeep myself...my clutch pulley has gone bad. I have no idea where to begin trying to replace it. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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What is "bad" about it? Pulley grooves worn or clutch not engaging? If it's not engaging is there enough freon in the system? If it is low there is a pressure switch that will not let the clutch engage.
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I mean it ain't doing anything. At all. I'll check the freon level...but I was told I needed to replace the clutch?
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Did an AC shop/tech tell you that the clutch was bad?

If you want to do a quick check before you spend $$ find the pressure switch. It should be in one of the AC lines on the pass side if the engine. Remove the electrical connector, start the Jeep and turn the AC on, and put a jumper in the connector. If the clutch pulls in your low on freon. If it doesn't, make sure there is 12V at the clutch connector with the jumper in place. If there is then the clutch is bad. They can be a PITA to remove.
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My uncle looked at it. He's a mechanic. Ok I will try that out as soon as I get off work...and yea, it's looking like it's going to be a pain if I end up needing to replace it.
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Ok, my apologies. Chances are he's got you covered.
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Here is what I did to fix my '01 WJ AC clutch.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...ement-1097048/
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Ok, my apologies. Chances are he's got you covered.
No need to apologize. I'm trying to get this figured out (uncles a busy guy and he took a quick look over easter) and I really appreciate your help! it's hard to find people that know what they are talking about that has the time to spend workin on my jeep for free. Haha!
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Here is what I did to fix my '01 WJ AC clutch.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...ement-1097048/
Thanks!! This looks like its gonna be fun!!! Lol
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Thanks!! This looks like its gonna be fun!!! Lol
You might have more room up front since you are dealing with a TJ and not a '01 WJ
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You might have more room up front since you are dealing with a TJ and not a '01 WJ




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Maybe? Think I can get to it without removing anything? Or will the power steering need to be taken out?
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Maybe? Think I can get to it without removing anything? Or will the power steering need to be taken out?
I'd remove the serpentine belt and unbolt and slide the PS pump out of the way. The more room the merrier!
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