Interior and Upholstery AC Clutch removal and install questions

opihinalu

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I am removing and installing a new ac compressor clutch and I have run into a block. I unbolted the first bolt and pulled out some washer/spacer thing in there. I rented this ac clutch puller kit from autozone and I don’t know how to use it. I’m not really finding any videos online to help me out either. Can anyone explain this?
 
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First thing you need to do is clean the inside of clutch hub really well. There are internal threads there, but yours are full of dirt. I think the puller you need to use is one the four on the bottom right of the toolkit. Just screw the outer part of the puller into the hub, and tighten the inner bolt until the hub is pressed off the shaft.
 

opihinalu

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First thing you need to do is clean the inside of clutch hub really well. There are internal threads there, but yours are full of dirt. I think the puller you need to use is one the four on the bottom right of the toolkit. Just screw the outer part of the puller into the hub, and tighten the inner bolt until the hub is pressed off the shaft.
Is there a way to do it without using a puller? I just cant figure out how to make the puller work. Thanks for the reply.
 

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It’s one of the four tools on the bottom right of your pic.

you need to use a wire brush and compressed air to clean out these threads

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what you do then is unscrew the center of the tool to back the rod out of the tool far enough to thread the tool onto those outer threads.

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with the tool screwed onto the outer threads, you turn the center part of the tool in to contact the center threaded rod to push the hub off.

keep tightening and the hub will slip off
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Don’t lose the spacer that comes off behind it. That peice is important for setting proper clutch gap
 
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opihinalu

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It’s one of the four tools on the bottom right of your pic.

you need to use a wire brush and compressed air to clean out these threads

68EC87D3-D762-4106-8F8E-AB1661A92E11.jpeg


what you do then is unscrew the center of the tool to back the rod out of the tool far enough to thread the tool onto those outer threads.

980298B0-EC5A-40FE-ADA6-DCF6C40C3123.jpeg


with the tool screwed onto the outer threads, you turn the center part of the tool in to contact the center threaded rod to push the hub off.

keep tightening and the hub will slip off
10005CFC-4906-48CD-9131-99345C6D931F.jpeg


Don’t lose the spacer that comes off behind it. That peice is important for setting proper clutch gap
Thank you so much for the pictures and explanations. So helpful.