AC CLutch clanking - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-20-2014
hamricksj's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 31
AC CLutch clanking

Bought the truck last month used with 75K.

First my rant.

So last week I found out my B4000 has a shot cat in the Y pipe and its a $1300 part. While having my auto guy check codes I asked him to change the spark plugs since they are such a pita to remove. I found that I have a stripped plug which they will have to drop the motor to access the plug hole. (I was able to get about 4 or 5 turns on the new plug and it's running fine so I am letting that be for the moment)

Now my AC clutch is clanking. So far it is just on initial start up in the morning and doesn't make noise after the motor is warm, but it is getting worse each day.

The AC cools fine so should I just replace the clutch or is it easier to change out the whole compressor? I don't have any way to siphon off the freon.

Is this a do it yourself project or should I just take it to the man? I have watched several youtube videos but not specifically on the Ranger. I am guessing that the auto parts place has the specialty tools like the pulley puller.

What do you think?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-23-2014
hamricksj's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 31
Repair shop says it is a rear bearing in the internal part of the compressor, not the clutch that is making a racket. He said let it clunck until it seizes or quits cooling, then replace it. Sounds good to me.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drive train clanking issue vanir97 Drivetrain Tech 1 03-07-2012 12:21 PM
Clanking in my door tom kalmanidis Interior Semi-Tech 9 05-24-2009 12:31 AM
i hear clanking from my drive shaft ??? blancoranger Drivetrain Tech 4 01-27-2009 05:19 PM
Clanking / Grinding Noise when Letting off Clutch? tx03edge Drivetrain Tech 11 05-26-2008 12:34 PM
"Clanking" from wheels or exhaust? spec_ops57 Drivetrain Tech 10 05-04-2006 03:13 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.