Tested the Coil in the compressor clutch on my Ranger last weekend, came out bad.
Anyone changed one? Do I need a fancy puller?
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Posted July 31, 2015 - 10:10 AM
I had to pull my clutch last year and remove a shim to get mine to stay on. I just had to break the center bolt loose, remove the belt and carefully pull the clutch off. Mine would run but then after a few minutes it would kick out. A friend of mine, who is a mechanic, said to remove one of the shims behind the clutch because the contacts had to much air gap. It worked took me less the 30 minutes to get it done.
PS: This was on a 2000 Dodge Dakota.
Posted July 31, 2015 - 10:39 AM
I removed my pulley last week to replace the bearing. It was surprisingly easy, only took 15 minutes. Remove bolt and lock ring, pulley came off easy and then a bit of prying on pulley to remove it. Its been a week,,,now I forget if the clutch came off,,don't think so..I also had to install a idler pulley as mine was missing. So for $60. parts plus refrigerant and the leak stop stuff my AC now works but it won't shut off. I tried removing shims but then AC won't kick in so I will drive with AC on for the next month then just remove the belt until next summer. I am doing a 1200 mile road trip and wife decided I should fix AC. The AC unit in your picture looks the same as the one in my toyota.
Many of these compressors are interchangeable between vehicles.. I can swap the compressor out of my Toyota with a Kia sportage of certain years.
Edited by Jazz, July 31, 2015 - 10:50 AM.
Posted July 31, 2015 - 11:28 AM
Snap ring pliers.
Posted July 31, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Looked up some pictures seems 90 degree snap ring plier are a must.
I'll give it a try. I was worried about it being stuck on the shaft, but seems that might not be as bad as I thought. I might have to remove the upper radiator hose as its right in front of the clutch.
Thanks guys. I'm going to take this tomorrow morning if its not 95 degree with 100% humidity.
Posted July 31, 2015 - 12:48 PM
My 90 degree snap ring pliers kept slipping off so removed ring with two small picks,,,not that much tension on small ring. Once the ring was removed I drilled the holes out a hair so my snap ring pliers would fit and hold tight!
Posted July 31, 2015 - 01:54 PM
I changed out one on my F250 about 12 years ago. Don't remember much about it but it didn't give me any trouble and no special tools were required.
Posted July 31, 2015 - 03:15 PM
I changed the magnet coil on my old Gmc some years back and I needed a special puller to remove the clutch part,Havent tried to do one of the newer ones----Sorry I 'am no help.
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Posted July 31, 2015 - 09:56 PM
I went to 3 different A/C shops to have them adjust the air gap on my compressor clutch because when things got hot under the hood the clutch wouldn't engage due to the magnetic field getting weak due to heat so things got a little warm inside until it cooled enough to re-engage. NOOOO, they wanted to change the whole compressor to the tune of $300 to $400!! I finally ordered the $25 special tool to remove/ install the clutch. Removed it, looked over the face and lining, reinstalled it and got the air gap set proper and it's worked fine ever since.