DIY Auto: Intermittant A/C. Compressor clutch diagnosis on a 1990 Jeep Cherokee.
This apparently is a common problem with these A/C compressors. Symptoms are A/C works when things are cold. When things warm up, the clutch fails to engage. I've had this jeep for most of its life and this has always been a problem. In the early stages, turning the engine off/on would get it to work. Then moving the dash control to vent and back would get things going. Now, a mallet to the compressor housing engages the clutch but only briefly. Not a solution but proof of where the problem lies.
I by no means am a professional mechanic but I thought by making this video it would assist other non-professionals help diagnose their intermittent A/C cooling problem.
Blowout! Understanding A/C Diagnostic Strategies & Repairs
In todays vehicles, comfort is one of the most important features and with the push of a button our A/C system provides as much comfort as we would get at home. AVI takes you back to the basics to help you understand the A/C system and components and how to diagnose and repair them. Check it out at http://www.auto-video.com/blowout-understanding-diagnostic-strategies-repairs-p-36.html
Denso 10PA Series Compressor Reseal Part 2
*NOTE: TIGHTEN BOLT TO 23 FOOT POUNDS NOT INCH POUNDS*
This is the second half of the Denso 10PA Series Compressor Reseal video. You can order seal kits and supplies from www.centuryautoair.com. In the video I slide the seal over the protector tool to pre expand it. Notice that I run the seal over the tool backwards. This lessens the chance of cutting. The seal side of the seal faces the inside of the compressor. Pay close attention when disassembling your comp to aid in reassembly. It can be confusing if you dont.
1996 Ford Explorer AC Compressor Repair Part 1
Click the above link to find the AC Compressor or Kit for your vehicle. In this video you will learn to replace the AC Compressor, Drier Accumulator, and Orifice Tube
A/C Compressor Noise
Here's a much better video of the sound my A/C compressor makes. I've been told it could be the belt slipping, which makes sense to me since I've never heard a noise like that come from a bad bearing or A/C clutch.
Compressor clutch problem
Here's a vid of the problem. I;m pretty sure it's the clutch, but there is a funny noise fromt he compressor/clutch too.
Serpentine belt noise - A/C compressor clutch broken
2007 Grand Caravan with a serpentine belt squeak and rattle that turned out to be a faulty air conditioning pump. Some extra basics on a car jack, impact wrench and torque wrench. I incorrectly use "pressure" instead of "torque" fyi.
Air Conditioner Compressor Repair How to Install: Mechanic Instruction- Part 1 of 3
Air Conditioner Compressor Repair- How to properly install an Air Conditioner Compressor for your Auto AC System. AC hoses, AC lines, ac condenser must be flushed properly and new car Air Conditioner compressor is preferred for a good installation. Every OEM and Aftermarket new Air Conditioner compressor has a one year, unlimited mileage warranty and every Air Conditioner Compressor ships for free.
How To Install Replace Air Conditioning Compressor Bypass Pulley Ford Taurus 92-03 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to save big fixing an old automotive air conditioning system. Replacing an AC compressor on a 10+ year old car may not make sense. This can cost $400-600. If your air conditioning is broken and your compressor makes a lot of noise save yourself lots of money by installing an AC bypass pulley. This pulley costs about $45 installs in place of your compressor and uses the same belt. This pulley works with 1992-2003 Ford Taurus, 1995-1998 Windstar, 1992-2003 Mercury Sable, and 1995-2002 Lincoln Continental.