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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
jeremysaal
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AC Clutch Bearing Replacement

Hey there,

Has anyone had luck changing the clutch bearings on the AC compressor? My air works great, blows 40 degrees, but the bearings are sounding and feeling rough. I do not have any rust on or coming from the compressor. It's all black, but the pulley moves like the bearings are drying up.

Before I try that, I want to hear if this is a possibility or a waste of time. If necessary, I'll see a professional on the entire system.

Thanks guys!

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Unread 05-19-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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It's a fairly straightforward process if you have the right tools - just the central bolt and a snap ring, then you knock the old bearing out and press/pin the new one in.

This video pretty much covers it:

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Unread 05-19-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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Sweet! Thanks for the reply! I'll order the parts and check on renting the tools.

Have a good one!
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Unread 09-26-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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Bump....been hearing a noise from the engine and noticed my clutch seizing up.
Can this be done without removing the compressor?
I'm guessing the compressor and clutch are an integral unit?
Haven't done much AC work.
This is on a Jeep Liberty, btw, I haven't updated my profile yet.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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Yes, you can do it without removing the compressor from the engine bay.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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Good luck finding someone to only sell you the clutch....I couldn't find it anywhere. Finally just ordered a entire new Denso compressor from Rockauto for only about $200.
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