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2004 Focus SE 2.0 zetec

Either the compressor and/or AC clutch seems to be going bad.

When AC is turned on, it rattles and squeeks pretty bad at idle, but as soon as I accelerate it goes away.

When AC is off, there are no noises period.

It still blows great, and very cold.

I was wondering if the AC clutch is replaceable without any special tools or without having to remove the compressor from the car. I was hoping someone with Alldata or other resource could check.

I found one how-to on the site, but it appeared to be for a diff engine'd focus so I'm not sure if it would apply to me.
 

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Clutches are replaceable. Special tools are required that can be rented from most auto parts. Not sure if there is enough room to R&R while still installed in the car or not.
 

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Listen, before you do something with the A/C check the serpantine belt and belt tensioner maybe it is a bit loose and when you turn on the A/C more force is applied it makes this sound. Try and see mabybe it will help, or check the A/C pulley maybe it is just worn and slip the belt. At least these are more cheap and easier to check the jump into the A/C right away.
 
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