1996 Cadillac Sedan Deville Air Conditioner Clutch


#1

What’s the trick to replacing an Air Conditioner clutch? Getting voltage but wont engage.


#2

Oh, thats simple. Its a GM product and this is one of the glitchs that goes along with owning a GM. Seriously, trade the POC in for a Lincoln. I did and I have never regretted it.


#3

First, check the clutch coil for continuity. Are you getting voltage right at the clutch?

To replace the clutch, you’ll need a few specialty tools, and depending on where the compressor is mounted, you may have to dismount it to replace the clutch. Not rocket science, but if the compressor isn’t easily accessible, you may want to leave this job to an a/c shop. Besides, on a '96, the compressor may be bad also.