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Old 04-25-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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Awhile ago I posted a message about the barking noise im getting from the A/C compressor area. Its does it whether the compressor is on or off. I was told the bearings in the clutch idler pulley are bad. How do you go about replacing those? Do i need some sort of special tools? Everything is breaking on this d*mn car!!
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if it is like my parents truck you will have to buy the entire compressor which is cheaper than replacing the clutch because it is pressed on and i dont think you can get it off without the proper tools.
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The clutch can be pulled by using an AC clutch puller right in place without taking off the compressor. You can either buy a reman AC clutch (comes complete and retails about $230 CAD) which will press right back on. Or, the bearing itself can be replaced. R&R of the clutch at flate rate is approx 1.8hrs. You will want a shop to do this for you probably. Call around to a GM dealership because those guys have no doubt chnaged bearings on the GM compressors. Don't let them push you around by saying that you need complete compressors or anything like that.
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ehh crap. My dad would fix it before it would go into the dealer. Where can I get an A/C clutch puller? would the whole compressor have to come out? how much are the bearings if I keep the old clutch?


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Last I checked on a bearing it was $32 CDN.

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