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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:05 pm 
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G'day thrillseekers, today I had occasion to use my aircon., but, despite all efforts, It wouldn't cool. So, I had a look, and, to my amazement, the compressor clutch was missing!!!!!!!!!

Now, I have never heard of this before, as I believe the nut that holds the clutch on is a left hand thread???!!!!

Has anybody else had the compressor clutch disappear?????????? I can't remember any "clunks" or "Trumps" to accompany the vanishing of the bits.

And I never did anything to loosen the nut that holds the clutch on...................
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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:22 pm 
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You might be the first.

That thread is RH.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:31 am 
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ou might be the first.


Funny thing is: there isn't any damage to anything around the compressor to show that it has been flung off. It's almost as though someone came along and removed it. :shock:

Yeah, looking at the thread again..........

At least the clutch rotor has a snap ring to keep it on!

Ford has a clutch kit listed AS :# EA 2 F 884 B, I will call Monday to see if it can still be got. Otherwise another compressor, which means regassing etc.

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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:12 pm 
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Why don't you get one from a wreckers ?

The nut is 12/13mm from memory - you need something like a angle grinder tool to hold the clutch (that's what I use). Don't forget the small spacer washer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Why don't you get one from a wreckers ?


Yeah, I'll give that a go first, although i have found a comp. on Fleabay for 70 bux. I reckon that would be cheaper than a new clutch kit.

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Don't forget the small spacer washer.

Yep, had a look at the manual and noted the shim. Also noted the air gap too. .35 to .65 mm 8-)
How many shims does it normally take?

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The nut is 12/13mm from memory


with lots of Loctite!!!!!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:38 pm 
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One shim.

Nut is a locknut already ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:52 pm 
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Nut is a locknut already ?


No, I think it is a Nyloc type. It looks like it on the parts diagrams
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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:07 pm 
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It is similar, but has a thin metal sliver at the top that locks it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Just an update: put a new clutch on, the original shim was still there!! A decent dab of Loctite. Aircon works MUCH better now. :lol:

Clue about using grinder spanner was great, worked like a charm.............. 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: aircon clutch
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:58 pm 
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Yeah, works well - I suppose you could use a rattle gun, but space is limited, and you risk shearing the shaft off (seen a few of those).

 

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