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Altima compressor won't engage.

mhfd112 on Mon June 02, 2014 9:45 PM User is offline

Year: 2003
Make: Nissan
Model: Altima
Engine Size: 2.5

There is 12 volts at the wire connector going to the compressor, but clutch is not trying to engage. The replacement compressor is pretty spendy. Can just the clutch or coil be replaced or is that a bad idea?

Thanks

GM Tech on Mon June 02, 2014 10:01 PM User is offline

Does coil show continuity? Is the resistance across coil terminals 3.45 ohms or near there? if not, coil is toast

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wptski on Mon June 02, 2014 10:02 PM User is offline

You can purchase the whole clutch assembly or just the coil alone.

mhfd112 on Mon June 02, 2014 10:13 PM User is offline

mhfd112 on Mon June 02, 2014 10:18 PM User is offline

I didn't check coil for continuity. Does the coil have to be removed from the compressor to check it? I tapped on the clutch and it never tried to engage.

Dougflas on Mon June 02, 2014 10:34 PM User is offline

unplug the connector and measure the clutch coil.

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