Note that the pulley on some compressors won't come off easily, after you remove its snap ring. As revwarnut/Jamesba notes in his post, he had to pry off the pulley after removing its retaining snap ring, since some pulleys on some compressors require a removal tool (or prying). Larger removal tools won't fit between the pulley and the body of the car, but it might be possible to get a small removal tool in there. But if you're replacing the coil too, you're looking at doing some prying anyway. Some replacement pulleys might also require a tool to press into place, or pushing using a pry bar and a piece of wood (as revwarnut/Jamesba used to press the replacement coil into place).
Last edited by JohnSawyer; 12-20-2010 at 08:24 PM.