I just experienced a bad ac clutch and bearing on my son's compressor. It was screaming and I had to do something. The unit has leaked for a few years now so not really using the ac. Instead of removing the compressor which is a pain in the arse on this 2000 ford Taurus DOHC I decided to just remove the clutch in place. The bolt is a 8MM it can be cracked loose by sliding a long screw driver down between the nubs to hold it in place. Once you get the bolt out the outer clutch comes right out. I'm not worried about spacers because I will not be replacing the clutch. Here comes the hardest part of this job. There is very little room between the pulley and the inner fender. I had you use a telacospic mirror to see the snap ring inside the pulley. A pain in the arse for sure. Patience is key here. I used this snap on pick to get in one of the holes and really put pressure on it and it finally came off. It took awhile so don't give up. Then you can start prying the pulley off by rotating and prying. Once off I used a large socket and hammer to get the worn bearing out. There are plenty of videos that show you how to do it. I cleaned everything tapped in the new sealed bearing put the pulley back on the snap ring went in easy with snap ring plyers. I did not replace the clutch because he will not be using the ac. It's like running the bypass pulley without removing the compressor. Attached are a few photos and a video of it running nice and quiet like.
It appears my video of the car running without the clutch is to big to upload anyway take my word on it. Ihope this helps somebody facing the same issue. Good luck.
It appears my video of the car running without the clutch is to big to upload anyway take my word on it. I