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Old 08-22-2010, 10:38 PM
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Today, I was driving down the road, and a very strange smell came into the cab of the truck, and the air started blowing warm.

I figured the freon blew out of the compressor or something. But, just to check, I shut the a/c off, then turned it back on...the smell went away and the air blew cold as ice.

Pulled into my drive way, and the air started blowing warm again...

turned the switch off, then turned it back on again, came right back on cold as ice. No strange smell this time though.

Does this sound like the compressor clutch may be going? Or its getting low on freon or something?

I'm not sure what the smell was, but, it kinda had a burnt rubber smell to it (belt I'm assuming), so...I don't know.

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Not real sure . It could be the clutch coil burning up . I've had that happen to two pieces of equipment at work recently . How does the face of the clutch and pulley look ?
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Not real sure . It could be the clutch coil burning up . I've had that happen to two pieces of equipment at work recently . How does the face of the clutch and pulley look ?
everything looks normal...just kinda peered at it, though, didn't really pay too much attention.

I'll check that out.
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i had the same thing happen to me with my camaro until i let the ac sit there and run while i stood outside the car watching the compressor. sure enough when it did it for me the ac clutch started burning up.
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Well...my compressor locked up the other day...so, I figured the compressor was bad. Tried it again yesterday, and it was blowing cold as could be, drove aroudn for 70 miles, never missed a beat.

What the hell!?!? lol

Could it be the clutch? Or something causing pressures to skyrocket, in turn, locking the high side up?
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Could it be something blocking the inline filter? You shut it off and it falls off the filter until it's sucked back on to it again?
Mine smells like a hog farm when first turned on. Pretty sure I have a leaking evaporator.
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check your cab intake vent, might be a plastic bag blocking it
that happened on my '99 chevy 1500
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that wouldn't cause the compressor to lock up though...just make the air blow warm.

But...its been fine this past week. Very very weird. It was the day I sold my Conquest, though, so, maybe it was sad that it left...lol My cars seem to be moody like that.
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