Engine Size: 2.3
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Ambient Temp: 78
Pressure Low: 26
Pressure High: 260
Country of Origin: Canada
My a/c seems to be going through the motions of a clutch gap issue lately. I was able to test from a reasonably cold start for 5 minutes and get cold air with reasonable pressures. When things go south usually when the engine gets warm, and it's worse the longer you drive it, the clutch intermittently engages, sometimes with 2 to 3 minutes of downtime before catching again, and if you get out and take a look you can either see partial engagement with slipping, or none. When working, it's great.
I need to properly measure the clutch gap, and will do this. The question is if I find it is too large, has anyone performed an adjustment to this vehicle, and if so could you let me know what tools/procedures were involved?
Thanks for any assistance.
First make sure that the big nut is tight. And make sure there's no oil on the clutch surface.
Thanks for the tip. Looks like there is no clutch pulling tool needed, just a bolt. Will update with any findings if they're interesting.
Had a look today. I think it's a combo of some worn clutch material leading to a larger air gap, plus some dirt in there. I'd replace the clutch if I was keeping the car beyond next year, but I settled for cleaning it up and removing a thin spacer. It engages and disengages smoothly, so would appear that I'm good to go.
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