Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In the country south of Covington TN.
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A/C clutches are simple to replace as long as you set the proper clearance (most use variable thickness shims ).... but your problem sounds like it might be a little more detailed. I've found few reasons to replace an A/C clutch other than a shorted or open coil. Since yours engages and works OK but makes noise when not engaged, I'd be suspect of a compressor bearing.... that is if I understand your problem correctly.
Randy DuCharme (Radio AD5GB)
'06 F-250 FX4 A/T Super Cab short bed /w tow pkg
SCT SF3 tuner /w Gearhead Performance custom tunes. ARP head studs, EGR delete, oil cooler/drainback tube/STC coupler/blue spring/standpipe & dummy plug upgrades, ScanGauge II, Sinister diesel coolant filter, Fumoto drain valves, Stage II direct clutch and ECP solenoids.