Originally Posted by RockysFord
99% of people and shops never tear apart the compressor anymore... you just change out the compressor period..
1st off.. you need to recycle and deep vac your system to get all of the refridgerant out..
Then you need to find out if the new comp. comes with pag oil or if it take mineral oil.. and add some in...
Then you need to exchange the compressor out, and put a deep vac on the system again... and find out how many lbs of refridgerant you need and charge the system with dye in it to see if its leaking...
and its actually against gov. law to mess with an AC system without being certified...
(might have had a step mixed up or misspelling)
wrong in every way.
to change the clutch and pulley all you need is a 8mm socket and maybe a pic tool and a clutch holding tool. you will not need to evac the system unless you plan on removing the compressor. compressor removal is not needed on rangers.
using the clutch holding tool remove the 8mm bolt, next remove the outer part paying attention to the spacer washer, it may fall off or it may be stuck in the outer part of the clutch, if it is then just use a pic tool and fish it out. next remove the pulley and bearing, then the coil. re assemble in reverse order.