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Old 02-13-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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'97 SSEI A/C CLUTCH IS SQUEALING. Has anyone ever changed out one? Advance auto sells the bearing for around $25.00-$45.00. or do I change out clutch?
Background: When a/c is off compressor is very loud, and when a/c is on noise goes away.
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I had that exact problem too. I got the clutch plates re-gapped and it solved the problem.
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Clutch plates re-gapped? Please explain
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just like any clutch, when not engaged there is a gap between the 2 plates. Well occasionally that gap gets smaller/non existant to the point where the plates rub against each other and make that awful squeeling sound that you are probably hearing.

Instead of replacing the clutch, I had the plates re-gapped. Personally, I would have looked into how much it would be replace the whole clutch assembly but the car was my parents at the time...and they are cheap.
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Nothing wrong with being cheap!
I've never heard of anything even remotely close to re-gapping the clutch. Were can I get more info?
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i got mine done at a local garage, not a big joint. But I knew the owner and never heard anything bad about him. I went in and talked to him about it.

I guess you should do the same.
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I have the exact problem... although my ac doesn't work... which I'm not sure if the problem is in the climate control module, becuas eit blinks like there is a problem. but how much did you pay for the re-gapping.
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I found a link on google on how to do it
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http://www.klimesgroup.com/lshoc/lshoc/acclutch.htm
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I have the exact problem... although my ac doesn't work... which I'm not sure if the problem is in the climate control module, becuas eit blinks like there is a problem. but how much did you pay for the re-gapping.
it was my parents car at the time...I let them take care of the bill
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haha lucky you... =p
i've got a list of things to do, so i'm trying to keep it cheap, specially being that my tax refund was only $262 =(
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