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I need to replace AC pulley bearing on a 2003 Audi A4 Quatro.

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I need to replace AC pulley bearing on a 2003 Audi A4 Quatro. Needthe procedure.
Thanks.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 4 years ago.

Hi, my name is Tim, you must first remove the bolt on the front of the clutch plate #1. then remove the plate,#2, then use a pair of snap ring liers to remove the snap ring,#3, then the pulley will come off, #4,

 

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Do I need to remove the clutch fan to get access to the AC compressor clutch or remove the compressor from the motor?


Which is easier or more practical?


There is a large nut behind the clutch fan, is it left hand or right hand thread?


Best way to remove the large nut, how do I hold the pulley, also the AC pulley.


Thanks.

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 4 years ago.

the fan clutch will be easiest ot remove, the nut turns counterclockwise to remove, we use a hammer on the wrench to dislodge the nut, as for holding the clutch on the compressor, there is a special tool to hold it, i will post a picture of it below,Tim

 

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My AC clutch is different.


Its a Nippondenso 7SB16C.


The clutch plate does not have any holes in it.


I forgot to mention, My Audi is a 2.8L V6.


I think the AC compressor and clutch fan is different.


Could you double check how to unscew the large nut, clockwise or counter clockwise?


Thanks.

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 4 years ago.
I am not showing a 2.8 on these, just the 1.8t and the 3.0, is this a US vehicle?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My car is a 2001 Audi A4 Quatro with a 2.8L V6. Very common US model, google it and you will see.


Sorry that you were not aware of such a car.


Thanks for your effort in trying to help anyway.


I ended up having it done by a mechanic.

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 4 years ago.
YOU HAVE IT LISTED IN THE FIRST QUESTION AS A 2003 YEAR?????
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am sorry, you will definitely be my mechanical advisor in the future.


I owe you one.


Thanks.

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 4 years ago.
2001 was the last year for the 2.8, then they went to the 3.0,Tim