AC Clutch question

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  1. Mr.Eman

    Mr.Eman New Member

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    Should the AC clutch turn freely? I'm getting a bad chattering noise when I turn on my AC. The pulley spins freely but the clutch seems to get "hung up" when I try and spin it. My Ac does work on all settings.
     
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    sn95jones Well-Known Member

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    Does there seem like there's play on the clutch?
     
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    I didn't note any play in the clutch when I spun it. The clutch does seem to hang up when I turn it by hand.
     
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    turn the car on and the defrost or ac on. Crawl under and watch it engage and disengage.


    It has to have a very specific gap which may require shims or clutch.pulley replacement.