AC problem

Discussion in 'V8 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Pablo sho, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. luigisho

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    Yeah. Backup vehicle is a must with the old cars. Sometime wrenching is fun and sometimes it looks like an endless pit.
     
  2. Pablo sho

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    I have several. My truck is the only one with ac and it's hard for my mom to get it. Cant really afford to fix it right now either. I need to look at the clutch on my old pump. I'm debating on buying a refurbished pump. Probably cheaper than a new clutch.
     
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    i feel you ive been looking and dabbling around with mine peaking where and what things are looks tough
     
  4. Pablo sho

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    I brought my old pump in. Gap is about .020. I hooked a battery charger to it and it pulled the clutch in. Pulled the cap off and it had pressure/suction. I dont know why I pulled it now. Guess I will see if I have any old posts about it. The gap on my newer pump that is slipping looks much smaller.
     
  5. Pablo sho

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    Found my old posts. Some reason it said the gap was .035. Pump is sealed up but has been outside. From my old post I may be having the same problem. Sometimes a bad memory is good but most times that's not the case. I think this is above my head. AC did work great for atleast one summer.
     
  6. E1

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    Before anything else, take apart clutch and see if small shim is between clutch and pulley.

    If so, remove.
     
  7. Pablo sho

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    I pulled the clutch off. I cant tell if it's a shim or a shoulder on the shaft. I will try to post a pic. Clutch doesnt look great to me.
     
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