Engine Size: 2.3
This winter i started hearing a bad rubbing noise coming from the heater blower in my car. I took it out and found the squirrel cage was warped so i assume the blower motor got too hot and caused it. Two months later i was letting the car warm up and the cabin was filled with smoke. I soon found from inspecting the a/c compressor that the pulley melted a hole in the splash gaurd around it ( produced the smoke in the car from it being set on fresh i assume). Inspected it further and when i turn the a/c on the magnetic clutch locks up and shoots a spark. I can turn the clutch by hand but as soon as the a/c is turned on it locks up. I have a couple questions. Does that mean since i can turn the clutch freely that the compressor isn't locked up? And could the blower getting hot and the a/c clutch possibly burning up be related by a bad module that they share? I'm obviously no tech, i just dont want to just start replacing this stuff if an electrical problem could cause it to happen again. Any advice is helpful thanks.
Can you turn the front plate freely, or just the pulley? The front plate drives the actual compressor mechanism. When the clutch pulls in, the front plate sticks to the pulley and both turn together. It sounds like you have a seized compressor. That would not have anything to do with the interior fan.
Thanks for your reply. I can turn the front plate freely without turning the pulley. Thats whats got me confused. Sometimes it grabs a little when im turning it but all in all it still turns. When i turn the car on and hit the a/c button it instantly shoots a spark and locks up. I read something about a blower motor and a/c clutch module. Didnt know if they were related somehow.
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