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I replaced my a/cc clutch twice and both times the wire

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I replaced my a/cc...

I replaced my a/cc clutch twice and both times the wire harness on the coil melts off

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?

This one lasted about a week the one before lasted two days. Its not slipping or sticking

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2004 Dodge Dakota

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and I ordered a new clutch and replaced it twice and now the wires are melted off again

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You may not have the air gap set right on the ac clutch and it may be slipping and getting hot causing the wire to melt off.

STANDARD PROCEDURE - A/C CLUTCH BREAK-IN

After a new A/C compressor clutch has been installed, cycle the compressor clutch approximately twenty times (five seconds on, then five seconds off). During this procedure, set the A/C-heater controls to the A/C Recirculation Mode, the blower motor in the highest speed position, and the engine speed at 1500 to 2000 rpm. This procedure (burnishing) will seat the opposing friction surfaces and provide a higher compressor clutch torque capability.

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