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sonocativo 05-31-2012 03:27 AM

Compressor issue
 
Lately I was smelling something I thought was an electrical short, the fumes were overwelming inside the cab, either the ac on or off... Well I smelled it outside the truck and started investigating and after driving today with the ac off and windows down ( since it was cooler out ) I could smell it again. I got back and popped the hood, there was a slight stream of smoke comming off the back of the compressor pulley, since I didnt use the ac It wouldnt be electrical so I assume its smells more like brake pad kinda smell so I assume the compressor clutch is sticking or something? What should I do to save it ? I sprayed some electrical contact cleaner all over the pulley/clutch to clean out any debris, should I spray some dry silicone or WD40 into it? The ac works great, I just dont want to lose it. Thanks.

ramvan2500 05-31-2012 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by sonocativo (Post 810457)
Lately I was smelling something I thought was an electrical short, the fumes were overwelming inside the cab, either the ac on or off... Well I smelled it outside the truck and started investigating and after driving today with the ac off and windows down ( since it was cooler out ) I could smell it again. I got back and popped the hood, there was a slight stream of smoke comming off the back of the compressor pulley, since I didnt use the ac It wouldnt be electrical so I assume its smells more like brake pad kinda smell so I assume the compressor clutch is sticking or something? What should I do to save it ? I sprayed some electrical contact cleaner all over the pulley/clutch to clean out any debris, should I spray some dry silicone or WD40 into it? The ac works great, I just dont want to lose it. Thanks.

You might need to take apart the clutch assembly if it's locked up. I wouldn't put WD-40 on it, it may catch on fire then from heat. Try some kind of PTFE type lube.

sonocativo 05-31-2012 04:02 PM

ok thanks.. now to figure out how it comes apart... does have a slight wobble in the pulley I never noticed before?

ramvan2500 05-31-2012 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sonocativo (Post 810739)
ok thanks.. now to figure out how it comes apart... does have a slight wobble in the pulley I never noticed before?

A wobble could be a broken bearing or the pulley and clutch have gotten loose, if you rebuild the clutch there are special tools required. I have a service manual to rebuild the compressor clutch if you would like it.

Paul89 05-31-2012 04:27 PM

I want to rebuild my compressor....is it pretty straight foward on the rebuild? Service manual show exploded diagram?

ramvan2500 05-31-2012 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul89 (Post 810765)
I want to rebuild my compressor....is it pretty straight foward on the rebuild? Service manual show exploded diagram?

Yea rebuilding anything is easy if you have to time and in some cases the proper tools. But yes the service manual has nice photos and everything it's very helpful.

Anyone who needs a manual just post your email and I'll send a pdf.

sonocativo 05-31-2012 05:51 PM

Yes, Id like to see if its simple enough to do... maybe just needs a good cleaning? Thanks

sonocativo 05-31-2012 05:51 PM

And it wont let me give you any more reps yet....geeze

ramvan2500 05-31-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by sonocativo (Post 810831)
And it wont let me give you any more reps yet....geeze

I guess you give alot of rep... I don't know, maybe you can try later if you like.

sonocativo 06-01-2012 02:48 PM

I will for sure


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