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Ac clutch exploded

Ac clutch exploded

Postby Skylardog123 [OP] » Oct 09 2019, 5:53am

Okay so this might be a wierd one, so my ac clutch exploded, and I have a few questions, first of all, how do I replace the ac clutch and bearing ect without removing compressor, it doesnt look like theres a nut inside like the videos I watched, it's just a threaded hole, and 2


Look at my ac belt tensioner, the bolt for the idler arm thing goes straight through the mounting bracket thing, looks as though previous owner or someone broke the metal so it would fit, could anyone explain that one for me?

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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby roorancher » Oct 09 2019, 12:55pm

This will be another ride on your "sentimental" journey.

Replace the compressor and tensioner. The truck is 20 years old. Why would you replace just the clutch?
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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby Skylardog123 [OP] » Oct 09 2019, 12:56pm

roorancher wrote:This will be another ride on your "sentimental" journey.

Replace the compressor and tensioner. The truck is 20 years old. Why would you replace just the clutch?


I'm guessing you only read like 5% of the post, I'm mostly worried about why my belt tensioner is that close, basically impossible to replace
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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby ferraiolo1 » Oct 09 2019, 1:04pm

It’s because what ever accessory drive is in front of that is bent into it. Or was mounted wrong.


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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Oct 09 2019, 1:06pm

That should not be anywhere near that close. Either something is bent or your motor mounts are totally shot and or broken, or both
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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby roorancher » Oct 09 2019, 1:15pm

Skylardog123 wrote:I'm guessing you only read like 5% of the post, I'm mostly worried about why my belt tensioner is that close, basically impossible to replace


I read the whole post, but why answer the obvious? You're always yelling "fire in a crowded theater," and before you even spend the time having a really good look, or might I say, employing some critical thinking, you jump on here expecting miracles for a 20 year old truck.
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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby Skylardog123 [OP] » Oct 09 2019, 1:16pm

I get that but with something like this, with no bent frame, not sure what else to look for.to be honest
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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby RivGuy » Oct 09 2019, 1:25pm

Skylardog123 wrote:Look at my ac belt tensioner, the bolt for the idler arm thing goes straight through the mounting bracket thing, looks as though previous owner or someone broke the metal so it would fit, could anyone explain that one for me?
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Need a wider picture to identify what the "Idler arm thing" is that is in the way of the tensioner. There shouldn't be anything sticking into the tensioner, especially at that angle. Just can't make out what it is.
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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby Bradley21sanders » Oct 09 2019, 1:46pm

pretty sure something is bent around in that area. We need a better shot "of the whole picture" to give you help. Cant tell by just looking at a really close one of one area.
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Re: Ac clutch exploded

Postby jake2250 » Oct 10 2019, 2:20am

Yep, That big ol nut thing is not supposed to be jammed into that tensioning thing there.
Looks like you have actually been out "Jumping that truck". Gotta post up some video of how high you got!
Regardless, You will NEVER get another tensioner on there, let alone get that smashed up one off the motor.
Post up a wider shot of that area.
Unless the death wobble got so bad it shook your truck apart. Or crumpled it?
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