Ask a Mechanic Online and Get Answers to Your Car Questions
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,
Attachments are only available to registered users.Register Here
Attachments are only available to registered users.
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.
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
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?
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.
I am sorry, you will definitely be my mechanical advisor in the future.
I owe you one.