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A/C stopped.. Clutch? How much work?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rx7gslse, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. rx7gslse

    rx7gslse 1/2 ton status

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    Alright.. on the way home friday I noticed the a/c started making a high pitched ticking/squeeking noise.. That continued on Saturday until about my 3rd stop and then the noise just stopped...

    Of course, it also stopped blowing cold air at the same time. I suspect that means teh A/C clutch died.. It's an 89 350 burb, so with the serpantine belt system I know it's not a locked up compressor.

    So am I right in thinking clutch?

    Second.. how difficult is the job to change it out? I see that I can actually buy a new clutch and *thankfully* don't have to replace the entire compressor..

    Special tools required? Links to a nice writeup? Difficult or time consuming enough that it may just be better off taking it somewhere? :confused:

    I can check my Hayne's when I get home, but figured I'd ask first... Thanks!

    Eric
     
  2. rx7gslse

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    Bueller.... Bueller....


    Anyone?


    I read I need to buy/borrow a special puller tool... what else?
     
  3. Rhinopkc

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    You need to leave a small air gap between the clutch and the compressor. Don't have the spec handy, but you should be able to find it.
     
  4. 6.2 man

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    You need a puller and a installer for the clutch . I bought mine from Napa . You need to leave a small gap like I think .010 ?
     

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