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Unread 06-07-2006, 07:33 PM   #1
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a/c clutch removal

Guys need a little help.

I am trying to remove the a/c clutch to replace the bearing... Very noisy.

I rented all the pullers at the local autozone, but none seem to fit.


Does any one know hoe to remove this without damage or else can someone look it up in a service manual and let me know.

Thanks

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Unread 06-07-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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On my 98, I removed the outer nut, the plate, some shims and a key along with a snap ring, and then there was another snap ring inside the belt pulley. IIRC I used a few taps with a rubber mallet to work the pulley off. Sometimes you can thread a bolt into the front to remove a pulley, I know I do that on my OBA clutch, but dont recall if you can on the AC unit.

FYI I know that some people have replaced their bearing, but it's built and sold as a non service item. The bearing is stamped in. Yes, you can get it out, but it's not as straight forward as it could be.
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Unread 06-07-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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I removed the nut, but can not remove the clutch, From what I know there is the shim and c clip behind that then the pulley can be removed.

The bearing is a servicable item as I already have purchased that. Just need to get the damn clutch off, i have anything i need at work as far as getting the bearing out goes.


Thanks for the response.


Any one else???
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Unread 06-07-2006, 09:02 PM   #4
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They make a special puller for ac clutches. That is what i have always used on tractor trailors.
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Unread 06-08-2006, 09:03 AM   #5
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I realize that, Just am not sure what which one i need. Seems they do not have the correct one at the autoparts store.
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Unread 06-08-2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dougthecat

The bearing is a servicable item as I already have purchased that. Just need to get the damn clutch off, i have anything i need at work as far as getting the bearing out goes.

I got the same problem right now, I just need to replace my bearings. But where did you find these? I cant get them from anywhere around here...

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Unread 06-08-2006, 10:38 AM   #7
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I got mine through autozone. It was a special order part which took about 3 days to come in and was ~$40.


I am just unsure how to remove the clutch on the compressor so i can get to the damn bearing.

Anyone know what type of compressor it is??

Thanks
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Unread 06-08-2006, 12:01 PM   #8
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Thanks I'll check them out
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Unread 06-08-2006, 05:49 PM   #9
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I got mine through autozone. It was a special order part which took about 3 days to come in and was ~$40.


I am just unsure how to remove the clutch on the compressor so i can get to the damn bearing.

Anyone know what type of compressor it is??

Thanks
Should say on the compressor.
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Unread 06-08-2006, 08:09 PM   #10
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It probably is but i did not want to take it off. looks like i may have to though.



anyone else???
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Unread 06-09-2006, 10:40 AM   #11
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no one has ever taken this off??
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Unread 06-09-2006, 11:29 AM   #12
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ac clutch

What is the year of the jeep and does it have factory air or aftermarket and i will tell you how to take off the clutch Allie
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Unread 06-09-2006, 11:36 AM   #13
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In the 98 TJ Factory Service Manual, under the heating and air conditioning section, compressor clutch section:

Step 6) Insert the two pins of the spanner wrench (special tool C-4489) into the holes of the clutch plate. Hold the clutch plate stationary and remove the hex nut.

Step 7) Remove the clutch plate with a puller (special tool C-6461).

Step 8) Remove the compressor shaft key and the shims.

Step 9) Remove the external frnt housing snap ring with snap ring pliers.

Step 10) Install the lip of the rotor puller (special tool C-6141-1) into the snap ring groove exposed in the previous step, and install the shaft protector (special tool C6141-2).

Step 11) Install the puller through-bolts (special tool C-6461) throught the puller flange and into the jaws of the rotor puller and tighten. Turn the puller center puller bolt clockwise until the rotor pulley is free.


As you can see from the partial set of directions, there are a couple of special tools you will need.

Good luck!
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Unread 06-11-2006, 06:30 PM   #14
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the jeep is a 2000 wrangler sport with 4.0l. It has factory air as far as i know.
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Unread 06-11-2006, 06:31 PM   #15
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thanks for posting the fsm directions. It looks like i may have to bring it over to jeep if i cant find these tools.
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