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by rdm757
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: What to replace after opening the system
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: What to replace after opening the system

Thank you! I appreciate the help.
by rdm757
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: What to replace after opening the system
Replies: 3
Views: 601

What to replace after opening the system

I’m planning to do some work on my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel that will require opening the a/c system. The a/c itself is working great, but I will need to discharge and open the system for unrelated work. I know the receiver drier will need to be replaced when I put it all back together. Just wante...
by rdm757
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Wow, I never would've thought of that! Have a bike shop nearby, I'll check with them this week.
by rdm757
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Sounds reasonably easy. And I could practice with any old steel washer I have laying around in my shop.
by rdm757
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Really? That thought had crossed my mind but then I decided against it as being way too imprecise. My concern was that it could end up uneven, i.e. not a uniform thickness from one side to the other. I think I'll still look for one at the hardware store that is an exact match and about half the thic...
by rdm757
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Without the shim there is basically no gap, the pulley doesn't spin freely and you can tell the 2 surfaces are making contact, but just barely. This washer is about .030 and I think I need one that's about .015 and I'll be in business.
by rdm757
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Thanks, that's a good idea. I kind of thought any steel washer of the same size but thinner would work. Probably could just pick one up at the hardware store. If I leave it as is (out of tolerance and will only get worse as the clutch wears), I'm sure it's just a matter of time before I have another...
by rdm757
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Checked the gap this morning and it's .032 or .007 more than the upper limit. Regarding shims, all I see is a single washer with a thickness of about .030. I was hoping there'd be several thin washers and I'd just remove one or two. Since there is only one, I assume I just need to find a similar was...
by rdm757
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Update... Called around to all the local auto parts stores, salvage yards, even the dealer. Always the same story - they only sell the entire compressor. Looking online, I found some sellers that sold only the clutch hub, but when searching for Sanden SD7H15, they clearly didn't look the same as min...
by rdm757
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch
Replies: 16
Views: 12482

Re: Need to find the right part to replace my a/c clutch

Thanks, that's what I needed to know. Makes sense about the gap being too large - I had noticed for some time now that when the compressor engaged, the clicking sound was louder than it used to be. Guess I'll be searching the local scrap yards or possibly eBay.

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