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bryceyoda
06-05-2009, 01:22 PM
my air conditioning was working for about 5 mintutes then shuts off. i trouble shooted the system and came to the conclusion that my clutch wasnt engaging. so today i pulled off the clutch and the contact points where a little rusty so i took a scotchbrite wheel and cleaned up the surfaces then hosed it off with electo contact cleaner. took out one of the shims and put it back together checked the gap 0.016" and it now works awsome.
todal cost Zero dollars!! and no trip to the stealership
if anyone else is having this problem it is a easy fix good luck![cheers]

kootenaycat
06-05-2009, 09:56 PM
I see these once in a while where the clutch coil is weak, tries to engage the clutch/pulley then just slips. Good on ya for getting it done yourself. [cheers] Most of the time the system is low from age and needs repair/evac/recharge.

bryceyoda
06-06-2009, 10:54 PM
ya im pretty sure the coil is on its way out too but it should last me though this summer i hope

theborges
06-07-2009, 11:22 AM
well done. I see AC clutches that wont engage all the time. my work have 3 trucks that are less then 5 years old that all have AC clutches that wont engage.