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2000 Intrigue v7 clutch removal

Floyd1022 on Wed April 23, 2008 8:48 AM User is offline

Year: 2000
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Intrigue GLS
Engine Size: 3.5L
Country of Origin: United States

2000 Olds Intrigue 3.5L with V7 compressor.
Clutch bearing has locked up.
I seem to be having issues finding a removal tool for the V7.
I feel like I have looked all over the world now.
Are the clutch pull threads the same as on a V5?
After cross referencing a new Clutch and Pulley assembly I see that it fits a number of cars with a V5 compressor.
Any other points of interest to look for or watch out for?

Clutch turns freely.
Air worked fine.
Pulley no longer turns.

Given the fact that they never made this Car / Engine with out air I am unable to even bypass the compressor with a smaller belt.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Rich


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Thanks!
Rich

GM Tech on Wed April 23, 2008 10:39 AM User is offline

V-5 pulley and clutch tools will work on the V-7.......

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The number one A/C diagnostic tool there is- is to know how much refrigerant is in the system- this can only be done by recovering and weighing the refrigerant!!
Just a thought.... 65% of A/C failures in my 3200 car diagnostic database (GM vehicles) are due to loss of refrigerant due to a leak......

Floyd1022 on Wed April 23, 2008 11:18 AM User is offline

THANK YOU!!

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Thanks!
Rich

mk378 on Wed April 23, 2008 11:21 AM User is offline

Make sure the seal doesn't leak. If you have a bad bearing and a bad seal and maybe other stuff in the front of the compressor melted from the heat of the bearing, it starts looking better to replace the whole unit.

Floyd1022 on Wed April 23, 2008 11:27 AM User is offline

Thank you will look for it when I get it off.
I am sure you are right that could cause that issue.
If I am successfully in replacing the bearing I will check visually and then check the temp.



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Thanks!
Rich

mk378 on Wed April 23, 2008 11:32 AM User is offline

Just check the refrigerant pressure in the system. If it is zero you can assume that the seal blew.

Floyd1022 on Wed April 23, 2008 11:42 AM User is offline

lol
Yea guess that would be the easiest way huh.

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Thanks!
Rich

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