I have had 2 cars fail. Compressor fine, clutch rubber springs fail and then drag the clutch, heat cooks the bearing. In my cases I caught it in time and replaced the clutch/pulley and saved the coil.When the AC compressor clutch coil goes, is it usually caused by compressor failure?
When the AC compressor clutch coil goes, is it usually caused by compressor failure?
It is 3.2 ohms. Which makes for just over 4 amps.No the coil can just fail but it is most likely due to a failing clutch bearing which heats up enough from the bearing failure or the clutch plate rubbing. Have you had a scraping noise from that area.
I have had all three of my Taurus fail a pulley bearing and all of them had a coil that didn't fail but one looked damaged by heat.
Have you inspected the wires to the coil. It may be time to get an multimeter and ohm out the coil to see if it is shorted. I have a spare coil to ohm for a comparison if you need the info.
I had two Bulls, '01 & '03 DOHC's, Both had clutch fail the same week, both OE, 130K and 140K. In a rush had a shop replace the whole thing, got local guy to do the clutch only on the other, one hour labor and ~$70 for parts. The OE compressor and replaced clutch still going 6 years later. The new compressor failed at one year. Guarantee was 30 days.I’ll probably replace the compressor, since I have 100,250 miles on it. Never any noise or problems with the AC (Motorcraft with BG Fridi-Quiet Lubricant), until this happened. Best AC I’ve ever had.
I have had 6 used Bulls before the three in my herd at this time. Also 5 Lin Cont's. Only replaced one compressor, and that one was the early fail. Broken insides. Point is they do not fail all that often.I’ll probably replace the compressor, since I have 100,250 miles on it. Never any noise or problems with the AC (Motorcraft with BG Fridi-Quiet Lubricant), until this happened. Best AC I’ve ever had.
I cleaned it where it attaches to the firewall but not where it attaches to the engine. I guess the transmission is toast. It has been a great car. Very sad.
I used the four seasons clutch from Rockauto, zero problems until I sold the car.Good to know—I’ll only replace the clutch then. Would you only recommend I use a Motorcraft clutch assembly? What are the symptoms of a failing AC Clutch Relay? Anything to worry about there?
I presume the easiest way to change the AC compressor clutch is to remove the right wheel, fender liner, and drop the both sub-frames.