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The Auto A/C Compressor Clutch
Q: My A/C Compressor clutch slips when the compressor engages?
What's the problem?

A: Every A/C compressor clutch has a specific 'air gap'. That is the distance between the clutch plate (or clutch hub) and the pulley. If the clutch is slipping when the compressor trys to engage, it is most likely that the air gap is too large. Typically the air gap will change over time. In most cases, the gap increases. When it increases too much, the clutch plate will start to slip when the compressor engages. There are s.

It should also be noted that there are other problems that could cause compressor clutch slipping; typically insufficient voltage or excess high pressures. Those possible causes require other equipment or pressure gauges to check.


 

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