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Old 05-31-2012, 03:27 AM
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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 club
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Exclamation 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.
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