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The A/C in my 2003 Chevy Silverado DuraMax suddenly quit today. Taking a look under the hood I can see some plastic material is melted away on the front of the compressor clutch. I don't know a thing about A/C. Turn it on and it's cold or it's broke.

In my mind the clutch itself went bad or the compressor locked up and failed the clutch.

Any clue? How hard is it to just replace the clutch, if that's all that's wrong?

Anyway, repairs will have to wait until after the hurricane I'm guessing.


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Bruce, PM me your VIN number when you have a chance and I'll check on a new one from GM.


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With the engine off you should be able to turn the clutch, if you can't the compressor is locked up. If you can see the rubber hanging out of the clutch, it's more than likely locked up.

I can also got you a pretty good deal on a new compressor kit, including the accumulator and orfice both of which must be replaced when a compressor is replaced.


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Do they even offer the clutch by itself anymore? It would be about right to replace the clutch and have the compressor go later that year.
My 2000 had a compressor start leaking a couple years ago. Probably a good investment to replace both together with accumulator and orifice.


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A little help. When the AC clutch decides to take a vacation. Like burns up and melts in the center area it has an adverse issue on the compressor shaft seal. The seal is small, ceramic, with an o-ring. Money ahead with a new or reman unit. I've only replaced a couple thousand.
 
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Thanks guys. The garage that handles my non-racing repairs can't do it until after the hurricane.

With my son no longer working the GM dealerships I can get the info I require anymore.

I'll get that VIN posted up. I'd like to have my guy use Genuine GM parts if possible. A kit like Brian mentioned would be the hot ticket as the truck is 15 years old with 137K on the clock.


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I recently put a new genuine GM compressor on a Chevy truck, it said made in Mexico on the box. The compressor kits I usually use are not genuine GM, but I have had great success with them. The cost difference is substantial. If you want, PM me the vehicle info and I'll check the cost both ways. Can't do it till Tuesday due to some b i t c h named Irma though.

I'll be at BMP next weekend, pending what happens with the hurricane.


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Thanks Brian I'll do that.


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I'll PM you my #


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Brian, Thanks for getting my nose pointed in the right direction. My truck tech trades with Radiator Depot.

Luckily, the compressor wasn't fragged. I directed him to install the "E" kit anyway and I can pick it up in the morning,

Edit: Got the truck and everything's is great. The other posters that added information and tips. Thank You, too.

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Glad I could help.


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