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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Smoking A/C Compressor

I noticed a burning smell while pulling out of the driveway, I opened the hood and smoke was coming from the middle of the A/C Compressor. Is the truck still driveable to get to a service location? Should I assume the A/C Compressor needs to be replaced, the system evacuated, and or the clutches need to be replaced. This situation is new to me, I have no idea.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: Smoking A/C Compressor

The a/c clutch is bad. I wouldn't drive it as if the clutch freezes the serpentine belt will burn up and possibly snap and do more damage under the hood. I can't remember if you can just replace the clutch on these compressors or not.

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Re: Smoking A/C Compressor

Anyone know if the clutch can be replaced?

96 F350~CC~SRW~LB~4X4~Auto W/4.10's~107k orig. miles. 235/85-16 Tires
~TW tunes~Cass FF stage 1's~3"DP~4" Magnaflow~ AFE intake~Isspro guages~BD Exhaust Brake~Bilsteins~Banks IC~ T500~ D66~
Irate E Fuel and SS Up-Pipes~JW Trans~Aeroforce Scan Gauge-Tru-Cool 4739 Trans Cooler
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