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Old 03-22-2016, 01:21 PM
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ac compressor clutch replacement 1999 e300td

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I have been experiencing major belt vibrations and noise. I am in the process of replacing the shock and tensioner spring (again) and I'm going to replace the pulley on the alternator. Ever since I have owned the car, the AC compressor clutch has been very noisy when it turns on, or when it switches between low and high pressure...it almost sounds like a machine gun, sometimes clicking fast, other times clicking slow. The system blows cold air and builds correct pressure so I am quite sure it is just the clutch. Does anyone have any experience swapping out just the clutch and not the entire compressor unit on this car? Is there anything I need to know before attempting to do so? Thank you.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:05 PM
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I can't answer your questions but I will say that I have a complete pulley tool kit that may be of use to you. Definitely for the alternator pulley if not both the clutch and alternator both.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:01 AM
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Thank you KarTek for your offer but I have decided to just go ahead and replace the entire compressor with a remanufactered unit. I will be posting a new thread about this. Please feel free to reply to my new thread if you have any experience replacing the compressor.
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