I have a 98 Expedition, with a 4.6L. The A/C runs great, but the clutch is making a clanking noise. I looked at the A/C compressor and the clutch and the 5" circular plate is just hanging in there and it is not tight anymore. I can move it around with my hand. There are 3 posts that each one goes thru a 1" circle hole.
When I turn on the a/c, the ac blows nice and cold, it just makes a banging noise.
So, I figure I just need to replace the clutch. Is that correct?
Is that an easy job? It looks like it there is a 8mm bolt in the middle that holds on the pulley. Do I just need to take that off and does it pull out? Do I need any puller?
Is it making a constant banging noise or just when you engage it? If it's only when you engage it, I would leave it alone. Some compressors on these engines are known to make clank noises on engagement.