My a/c clutch is rattling. The plate on the front of the compressor is loose. What is the procedure for repair in this case?
Year : 2006Make : FordModel: Taurus SE
Can't easily reach or see loose plate. Just with tip of my finger can I feel the loose plate that is mounted on the end of pulley.
If the clutch is coming apart do you nedd instruction how to replace the clutch?
I don't know, is the clutch coming apart or is there a loose bolt(s) that can simply be tightened? Too little space for me to tell.
There is only 1 bolt on the clutch, it is highly unlikely it has loosen up.
On your sent image, the clutch disc and hub (#2) feels loose. The three bolts that form a triangle on that disc feel loose. Are they bolts or other? Why would they feel loose?
The 3 that form the triangle are not serviceable bolts. #2 is drawn to #5 by #6. You need a clutch. I have attached the instructions, it is really a relatively simple but time consuming task. You can rent/borrow the tools from most parts stores like an Auto Zone. Print this on first viewing in case it times out. You will need help on the evac and recharge.
CLUTCH AND CLUTCH FIELD COIL
Installation NOTE: If installing a new A/C compressor, the A/C clutch components should be reused unless obvious signs of damage are found. If excessive grooving is found, a new A/C clutch disc and hub and A/C compressor pulley must be installed together. Otherwise, each component can be installed individually where needed.
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