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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 09-30-2004, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default ok....now i have a new problem!

after not having my 95 bonneville ssei for a month almost while my father diagnosed the problem i had with the computer and then fixed it, i had it back for one day when i started hearing a rattling coming from the engine. i opened the hood and saw one of the pulleys being turned by the drive belt was rattling and smoking. my father saw it once again later and told me that it was the air conditioner pulley, and that he theorized that the clutch was out on the air conditioner pulley. i can't remember everything he said, but he explained that the pulley has an electromagnet that kicks on when the air conditioner is turned on, and the outer plate clamps on to the pulley. there must have been some rubbing together of the plate and pulley. i know that he will probably fix it ok, but he said he doesn't really know the specs on the pulley and that he would figure it out, like he did with my computer problem before. if anyone can give me anything to give to him to make it easier to fix this problem, it would be most appreciated. i don't know if i can go another month without my car! i thank you all for the responses about my abs and traction lights being on, and will give them to my father as soon as i can get them printed. again thanks!
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:05 AM   #2
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Your dad is old school I see, that'* good, but sometimes it is cheaper to find a good used or remanufactored compressor than buying a clutch assembly and renting the specialized tools for removal and installation. Check the prices first then go from there.
If you have a good Library in your area, go to the reference area; most Libraries carry Michtell and Motor manuals everything you need to know will most likely be in one of those books. Autozone.com has a how to section on their website, but do not know if specs for AC clearance would be listed.
ABS and traction light is on; Start by removing the wheels and check for dirt on the sensors. Make sure the wires to the sensors are not broken or lose.
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I agree with 421. Clutches are expensive relative to the whole compressor, and when you install the clutch, the air gap has to be 100% perfect or it will fail again. My dad is the best mechanic i've met, and even he won't replace a clutch.
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