Originally Posted by joe_pinehill
I thought I had my AC running OK. Now it will work a few minutes, blows cold air, then warm air. If I turn off the AC it start again blowing cold for a few seconds, then stop. When I put a gauge on the low pressure port of the AC, seems to show the compressor stops running as it warms up.
Is this a sign of the compressor clutch failing. I have the factory manual. Read the steps for replacing the clutch. Is it a hard job to do? Anything to watch out for? If I can I'd like to replace the clutch vs the compressor and avoid the payment to evacuate, pull vacuum and refil.
Online prices for clutches vary from 160 at NAPA to 69 on ebay.
Yeah, there was a recent thread on here with exactly that. They were told to smack the clutch and it would start working. They took he clutch off and found that it was worn. The person bought a new compressor, but only replaced the clutch and kept the compressor for a spare. It was within the last two weeks, so if you look through the recent threads, you should be able to find it.
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