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Old 08-10-2011, 05:35 AM
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2005 Escape AC Clutch

Hello Forum,

Post started here, serp belt tensioner suspect:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...04-escape.html

Now is bearing on AC clutch pulley.
Any opinions if I should replace the assembly or just the pulley with bearing bearing, or just the pulley?
I found the coil/pulley/bearing/clutch assembly for $99 (new).

Thank you,
Jim
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:02 AM
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My old 97 F150 had the pulley bearings fail. I replaced the pulley and hub and it's still running fine about three years later.

I haven't had the fun of doing the same operation on an Escape yet, so I don't know what type of space limitations might be in play. If it looks like you have enough room, I'd replace the pulley and hub and leave the coil alone.
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Thanks SHO89...I bought the clutch assembly today, after market. Very good instructions for disassembly/reassembly. Coil simply prys off, presses on, so I will replace entire assembly. Nice working space on the Escape too, after removing plastic lower splash guard - doing all the work from the ground up. Will report final results.
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Update - job done. New tensioner, new serp belt, new AC clutch assembly. Smooth and quiet, bearing noise gone and AC "output" perked up with new clutch. No major issues. I will admit I needed a hand with the serp belt - needed someone to hold max and constant against the tensioner while I managed the belt over the small idler pulley...just couldn't quite get it alone, with the new belt. Thanks Forum for your inputs.
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