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Should clutch turn like this on compressor?

pippo on Fri September 11, 2009 3:04 PM User is offline

Hi People,

Have a 96 saturn, and barely cool ac blowing, and noticed while watching the compresor, the very outer surface (side) of the clutch, when comp is on, the "plate" doesnt spin at the same revolution as the pulley. It kinda just does a jiggle around in that same direction, probably from a little force, I guess.

Is this normal behavior for the clutch?

Thanks, Men.

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TRB on Fri September 11, 2009 5:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

No a clutch plate should spin the same pace as the pulley. What are the pressures readings and clutch gap?

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Edited: Fri September 11, 2009 at 5:20 PM by TRB

pippo on Fri September 11, 2009 7:24 PM User is offline

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Originally posted by: TRB
No a clutch plate should spin the same pace as the pulley. What are the pressures readings and clutch gap?

Thanks, TRB. Sory, but I havnt even got to the point of checking pressures. Gap? Hmmm, again, I need an edjukashun here....Im kinda an ametuer, and not familiar with some terms.

Anyway, youve helped me v much so far, that is, if'n the clutch has to turn at the same speed as pulley, then that HAS to be a bad sign, no?

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pippo on Fri September 11, 2009 7:26 PM User is offline

Oh, TRB, what does it mean if the clutch is kinda lagging/not turning like it should? Busted clutch? Bits of metal shards into the system requiring cleanout of expansion valve?

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TRB on Fri September 11, 2009 10:36 PM User is offlineView users profile

Not enough information to suggest a issue. Need to know the pressures, fans working and if possible how much refrigerant is in the system. Also would help to let the readers know what you may have done recently to the system, AKA added refrigerant.

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