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Old 12-27-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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New here and hope I'm in the right forum. I am trying to replace the AC clutch on my '92 LeSabre w/3.6l engine. I have read Dan'* (thanks Dan!!) cluch adjustment thread and armed with that knowledge I am almost done but I have run into a snag. I have the pullers and was able to get the pulley off by removing the snap ring but there is one last piece ( I have posted the pic) that needs to come out. It is the piece that has a ceramic(?) ring bonded to shimey metal with the wire plug attatched. I took a pic of the new one and I assume it has to be removed but it will not budge with moderate pressure. Is there a retainer that I can not see? I will try irresistable force if needed but don't want to really screw things up.
I should add that I have not removed the compressor nor any bolts holding it.
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Sorry I wasn't able to help. I was at work today.
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Sorry I wasn't able to help. I was at work today.
But you did...by posting that tutorial.
It sure helped more than a few times. I will add that AC clutch replacement is a big pain but I got it done. One question...I have the electronic climate control. The air temp here is below 60 is there any way to test the AC using the climate control?
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If by chance you took a few pictures and don't mind doing a write up on replacing the clutch, that would be great. I'll put that in tech info so others will benefit from your experience.
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I did not take any pics but I can shoot some of the old clutch and give some tips and mistakes to avoid...I made plenty.
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I did not take any pics but I can shoot some of the old clutch and give some tips and mistakes to avoid...I made plenty.
I don't see an edit for posts.
Do you have an answer to the climate control question by chance?
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If turn on the AC, it should turn on the radiator fan. That way you know it'* turning on. As for getting cold, you can try setting it as low as possible. But the outside temp is a bit low to be running the AC, it can be hard on the compressor.
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