1994 SE 3.8L A/C Clutch Problem - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Everything Electrical & Electronic Have an electrical problem? Lighting, Alternators, gauges, DIC, HUD, etc? Post it here. Please post Audio problems in the Audio forum, and Engine control problems in the appropriate Mechanical forum for your year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-2005, 11:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iwin12 is on a distinguished road
Default 1994 SE 3.8L A/C Clutch Problem

How do I remove and replace the A/C clutch? I know how to handle the belt. Any special tools needed for the clutch? Thanks.
iwin12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

You have to remove the entire A/C compressor, you cannot just remove the clutch. On my 90, there are 3 bolts that hold the compressor in place ( that I can remember), plus you have a bolt on the rear that holds the 2 hoses on ( both go into one block), along with probably 2 electrical connections.

Also remember that you will have to have your A/C system emptied before any of this can take place.
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 11:01 PM   #3
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iwin12 is on a distinguished road
Default 1994 SE 3.8L A/C Clutch Problem

Removed the clutch without removing from vehicle.

Got at it from the fender well and removed splash guard. You need a special tool and snap-ring pliers to get it off. The inner race was fused to the shaft so it cracked off an 1/8 of the end of the shaft (where the snap-ring grove was) so ended-up replacing the whole compressor and clutch.

Guess I should have used som PBlaster and tapped on it to loosen it up first.

Hope this helps someone.
iwin12 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a/c compressor clutch problem dels 1992-1999 0 06-11-2009 03:25 PM
1994 SSEi - traction control problem. Serj.ru 1992-1999 7 03-07-2006 07:50 AM
92 a/c problem no power to the clutch cjpenny89 1992-1999 7 08-16-2005 06:30 PM
1994 bonne acceleration problem fastcarz3 1992-1999 3 08-25-2004 02:13 PM
1994 SSE computer Problem rwe62382 1992-1999 30 08-04-2003 11:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:18 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.