How hard is it to replace an A/C Compressor clutch?
I have 148,000 on my 2001 Escape and the A/C Compressor clutch is noisy, rusty and appears to be slipping above 2000 rpm. Can it be replaced with normal tools or should it be taken to A/C repair shop?
Just got back from a 4,000 mile trip and it worked till the last 150 miles.
I just helped my dad replace the whole a/c compressor in my grandma's 01 escape. I don't really know about working on just the clutch assembly, but removing and installing a reman one was super easy. Took us about 20 minutes. You have to remove the lower skirt/mud plate directly below the passenger headlight. The unit is right there: 2 or 3 bolts to remove it and one to remove the lines. just make sure you get new o-rings and maybe even oil them a little when installing. Charging the system should be left to an a/c guy, if you don't have the gauges/equipment. Hope this helps.
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