WOW! BIG THANKS TO YOU!
I think that'* the problem...I went out and looked at the 'clutch plate assembly' (I'm trying to learn the lingo!) and there was absolutely no gap in the space that Dan Thurs said should be between .015 and .030 - THOUGH that was the view from the top- it looked like their was a hair of a space on the side of the pulley, so maybe it'* warped?
OK- NEW QUESTION!
Would it be less wear and tear on the a/c system to drive with the a/c on until I get it adjusted? I can do that...we're having a heat wave here!
Secondly, if that inner part (clutch plate ?) IS warped, what then? Just adjust the best I can and go with it?
Since there'* been metal flakes should I have the system flushed?
Thanks so much guys!
IF I can fix this my husband will officially name me the household mechanic.