Best Answer

If the AC pulley is locking up when the ac compressor clutch engages, it's not a clutch problem, it's a compressor problem. But yes, the AC clutch can usually be replaced separately. The problem is, if the clutch is worn out the compressor is probably worn out as well. It usually isn't that much more to replace the whole thing.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-11-28 20:04:15
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: AC compressor - clutch seems to be locking upmaking noise can only the clutch be replaced or does the entire Compressor need to be replaced?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

The compressor on your 99 Dodge Neon is locking down Do you need to replace the compressor or is there another option besides being hot?

REPLACE THE COMPRESSOR If the AC compressor is seized, you don't have many options. Yes, you

96 Saturn belt slip when defrost turned on?

when the defroster is turned on, it activates the a/c compressor. the clutch may be locking up on the compressor.

Why would air compressor stop turning half way making clunking noise on 95 Thunder Bird?

Most likely you have a damaged - locking a/c compressor internally.............

What can cause damage to compressor when turning on an AC in cold temperatures?

Its always best to cycle the a/c compressor on and off several times in any weather condition so that the small amount of oil will travel around the system but there is a small chance of locking the compressor up as well if its not done............

AC compressor makes clicking sound and begins to throw smoke after running for about 5 minutes What could be wrong?

Sounds like the a/c compressor is locking up and burning both the a/c clutch and the belt..........

What is the cause of your AC compressor squealing?

Any of the following.......... 1. The compressor is locking up. 2. You have a bad a/c clutch. 3. You have a bad drive belt. 4. You have a bad tensioner. 5. The a/c system is overcharged.

Is it normal for the AC compressor to turn on and off when running the heater on a 2000 Chevy 2500 6.0 engine?

YES. The A/C will cycle on and off when the heater is on defrost. That stops the A/C compressor from locking up during the winter months.

Does the 2001 XL7 have a fuse for the AC and where?

yes it does and it is located by the battery and if it is blown you may need an ac compressor they have a problem with locking up

When the air conditioning is on the car putters and quits?

The AC compressor could be locking up. Don't run the AC until you have it checked out. When the AC compressor starts to go bad it can send metal junk into the AC system causing trouble and $.

What causes a 1991 ford F-150 with a 302 engine to die while idling when you turn on the defroster?

it will probably also die if you turn on the A/C, because the connection here is probably the A/C compressor. See if that is the case, and you may your answer. It may be that the A/C compressor is locking up or dragging, or your idle is too low to handle the extra load of the compressor.

Why does the ac blow warm humid air more often than cold air in a car?

Sounds like your compressor is locking up.

How do you remove compressor belt on a 2000 mercury villager?

Loosen the tensioner locking bolt and and back off the screw. Consult a manual if you are not familiar with how to do this.

People also asked