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Old 08-04-2010, 10:42 AM
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Who ever posted about shimming the a/c compressor clutch, thanks! Took longer to get my tools out than it did to fix it, and it was free, saved $$$.

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Old 08-04-2010, 11:44 AM
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Awesome "mod", isn't it?!

What's funny is I was at the Ford Stealership in Dickinson the other day buying a new OEM shift knob (the aftermarket one on my truck when I bought it was ugly, and would smash my hand into the steering wheel going into reverse). While I was there, a guy that came in, told the parts department "Thanks for the new compressor, after it was charged, I finally have A/C again!" I thought about telling him about the quick fix, but I didn't want to ruin his day, as I'm assuming that is all he needed...

Glad to hear the ORG could be of help - I've only been here a month and have learned sooooo much about these trucks. This site is Awesome!
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:00 PM
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Can u guys give me the link to that mod? Thanks
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:01 PM
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To remove the clutch, all you need is an 8mm socket. I used a 1/4" drive...easy enough.

As mentioned earlier in this thread, to remove the nut without the clutch plate spinning, turn on your ignition (without running engine) and turn on your a/c to engage the clutch plate, this will allow you to remove the nut. No special tools required.

Korg, as far as troubleshooting, what is yours doing? Testing the pressure is easy. Most auto parts stores and even walmart has a pressure guage that easily slips on the schrader valve on the accumulator and will let you know the pressure while it's running. Or you can by the refill for about $30 that comes with a pressure guage and complete instructions right on it.

When your AC is turned on, does the clutch plate engage the compressor? In my case, the pressure was low, so the compessor would cycle on and off by itself. I just let the truck idle in the driveway and I could watch the compressor clutch engage, then disengage about every 10 seconds. I refilled the system and as the pressure came up, the compressor clutch engaged, and stayed engaged like it is suppose to. Problem solved.

As I mentioned, since I was screwing around anyway, I removed the shim to bring the gap down to .035.
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