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 Post subject: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:22 pm 
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My EF's aircon pulley has started leaking liquid, which tells me it's about to go bye bye. Thing is I'm in Sydney, so major repairs aren't a option for me right now, can someone help me and let me know what u can do so I can get home? Can I replace the pulley or do I need to replace the whole AC unit? I don't want to be stuck on the highway with a seized pulley...

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:17 pm 
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I dont know how to change the actual pulley, does your A/C have Gas in it? does the A/C work? If not I'd be buying a 2nd hand pump, otherwise, you might be able to get a shorter belt to bypass it.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:23 pm 
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Aircon works fine, plenty of gas. Would a shorter belt work I heard u can't do it cause the tensioner gets in the way?

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:24 pm 
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What sort of liquid is it leaking? I wasn't aware the pully was oil filled, if it's leaking oil fron the compressor I'd just not use the a/c on the way home.
Be careful the ac oil is a***.
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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:27 pm 
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if the aircon pump is leaking its oil, that means its also leaking gas. the pulley itself is just an idler when the pump is off, so even if the aircon has lost all its gas and oil the pulley will still free spin..
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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:33 pm 
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Inment the oil is a*** not a C*** haha.
Aslong as the pulley isn't noisy you'll be right.
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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:34 pm 
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It seems to be just the
Pulley leaking liquid, is squealing when the engine runs and aircon is off. I know it not good just want to know if it can be repaired quickly?

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:49 pm 
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nope, if thats the case a replacement pump required..
the pump can be rebuilt but its not a quick fix..
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Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:22 pm 
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f**k? What I'm trying to write is the s**t gives you cancer
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Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:31 pm 
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f**k? What I'm trying to write is the s**t gives you cancer


yea so does used engine oil, exhaust fumes, cigerettes, asbestos and sunburn. whats your point...
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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:39 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
nope, if thats the case a replacement pump required..
the pump can be rebuilt but its not a quick fix..


Will engine still run if aircon pump is busted? Last time aircon went on my last Ef the pulley seized and as a result engine wouldn't turn over... I really don't want to be stuck in Sydney

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:56 pm 
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if the intenals of the pump die, the car will run fine aslong as the aircon is kept turned off, but if its making noise while the aircon is off you may be in trouble.. if the bearing in the pulley seizes then yes it will stop the engine from running...
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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:04 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
but if its making noise while the aircon is off you may be in trouble.. if the bearing in the pulley seizes then yes it will stop the engine from running...
. My worst fear!! So I can't just put a new pulley on? By the squeal it makes am pretty sure it's the bearing

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:14 pm 
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not with ease, the bearing can be replaced but im pretty sure the pump will need to come off the engine to do it...

depending on how long your in sydney, it might be easier to get a second hand unit from a wreckers to get you home...
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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Aircon pulley about to die
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:19 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
not with ease, the bearing can be replaced but im pretty sure the pump will need to come off the engine to do it...

depending on how long your in sydney, it might be easier to get a second hand unit from a wreckers to get you home...


I'll be in Sydney till 10th Jan but I need my car everyday and Im not sure if I can afford a aircon pump

 

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