The A/C pulley is a free spinning pulley.So the only real improvement would be wieght loss.How much does the compressor actually wieght??If I had to guess I'd say about 20-30 pounds at most.Is it really worth it?
I just don't want to remove it cause of the refrigerants, I guess they have to be removed by an auto shop. I heard you can get really sick off that junk or even die, so I don't want to take any chances when I don't even know any thing about the A/C components.
The clutch is an easy fix. I did it in about 30 min that is with the old one already off. If you really have to remove it you can get an A/c delete pulley that bolts up where the compressor goes and still takes the same belt.
You need to check if there is any refrigerant in the system , i had to replace the low pressure switch and my ac is working again not like i use it much but its there .A way to check is unplug it turn the ac on and jump it and see if the compressor will engage .
Are you sure you have a bad compressor? If the charge in the system is too low the compressor won't turn on at all. You can get a cheap R134a recharge kit with a gage and make sure you have enough charge in the system to meet the low pressure shutoff pressure switch. You could also bypass the low pressure switch as was stated previously in this thread.
I jacked the car up today and had a good look at the compressor while the A/C was engaged. I noticed a faint rubbing sound coming from it, I think the bearing or clutch is bad since I can move the pulley a little. Not sure what to do here...New compressor?
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