Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Oct 23, 2005.
On a late model ('91), how do you take the pulley and clutch off? My pulley bearing is shot.
You need a special tool. You remove the nut from the shaft and then thread the tool into the pulley. (There are threads in the outer edge of the hole). There's a center threaded shaft on the tool that presses against the compressor shaft and forces the pulley off of the compressor. Once you're that far, I've used a regular gear puller to remove the bearing from the compressor. Of course, then you need a second special tool that then presses the pulley back into place.
Here's the first kit that came up when I did a quick Goolge search for ya:
I'd probably just get a compressor if you can. If the hub bearing went out, there's usually a reason why. I don't know how many times I've replaced just a clutch at the customer's request just to have the compressor lock up.
Thanks, yeah I saw those threads and figured that would be the way. Time to fab up a couple of tools then! I have got a spare compressor but it's getting real hard and expensive to get R12 over here now!
R12?? Ouch, guy! What's sad is that all the guys do at the shop is pull it out and put it back in....but charge you for new freon.
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