Dying compressor clutch


#1

my compressor clutch is making an agonal whine. can this be rebuilt or does the whole compressor need to be replaced.


#2

It might be the compressor clutch hub bearing in which case just the bearing can be replaced.


#3

A second to willey. The clutch driven plate has to be removed; the snap ring holding the clutch pulley bearing has to be removed; the clutch pulley and bearings removed from the compressor nose; and the old bearing pressed out. The installation is the reverse of the removal. This procedure requires the use of specialized tools and is best left to a auto HVAC shop. It ordinarily does not require evacuating and refilling the charge.

Hope that helps.