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Old 06-23-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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A/C pulley frozen?

On Saturday I was driving down the freeway when the A/C stopped blowing cold. I put down the windows and could smell a burning smell. Pulled off the freeway and could see smoke coming from the engine. Pulled into a mechanic's shop and popped the hood. I could see the smoke coming from around the bottom pulley that the timing belt goes around, and it smelt like burning rubber. One of the mechanics came over, and said one of my pulleys probably seized. I told him about the A/C blowing hot, and he agreed that is probably the case. My question is, what parts do I need to replace? The whole compressor? The pulley? Thanks in advance.


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Old 06-23-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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its best to change entire compessor as a unit. i have one at the house just took off last night. i will take a look at the clutch to see how much life is left. i'm deleting all of the a/c components so i can get you anything that you need dryer and condensor and evap. i'm down in baytown area.
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And on a side note tiger i can install and refill your a/c system for you as well.
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its best to change entire compessor as a unit. i have one at the house just took off last night. i will take a look at the clutch to see how much life is left. i'm deleting all of the a/c components so i can get you anything that you need dryer and condensor and evap. i'm down in baytown area.
Ok cool for sure let me know! I figured at this point it is probably a good idea to just replace it anyways.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:49 PM   #5
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Also is it bad to drive around on it with the a/c turned off? It doesn't seem to cause the belt smoke
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It's fine. Your compressor is locked up. But with ac off the clutch won't engage so its just a free spinning pulley.
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Clutch looks good on the one I just took off.
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