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A/C compressor locked up and need new headers on a 3.0L ?

My brother has a 94 ranger with the 3.0. He has parked it at our moms house for months now and my mom wants it gone and my brother is going to bible college and I know he doesn't have the money to fix it. So i was going to see just how bad it is.

He said the A/C compressor pulley has locked up and doesn't spin. He said there was a pulley kit or is it a pulley bearing kit or something like that. I think there is a kit made so you don't have to replace the whole compressor.

Anyone know what I am talking about ? How much does it cost ? how hard is it to put on ?

Also he said the passenger side header is leaking/craked ? Does it just have like a regular bolt that threads into the head ? or is it a stud that has a nut on it ? Its got over 100,000 miles on it. How hard is it going to be to get off ?
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Are you looking to fix the AC or just make it drivable again? You can always buy a shorter belt to bypass the AC pump if that's what your asking.

As for the header I can't help you there. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
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I would like to fix it, as easy/cheap as possible. I read something about changing the pulley on the compressor with out changing the whole compressor. Is that possible ?
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I would like to fix it, as easy/cheap as possible. I read something about changing the pulley on the compressor with out changing the whole compressor. Is that possible ?
i believe it is possible to replace the compressor with a pulley... and i think the headers have studs with nuts on them
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you might also be able to just replace the belt with one from a non a/c 3.0 belt
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i believe it is possible to replace the compressor with a pulley... and i think the headers have studs with nuts on them
No that not what I meant.

The pulley is locked up and wont spin, but the compressor works fine. or at least thats what my brother said. I want to use a pulley puller and pull the pulley off and put a new pulley on the compresser.
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ok here is the deal I miss understood what my bro was saying. According to my brother sometimes the A/C works fine, sometimes it does not. When it doesn't work its because the compressor is not turning. The clutch/pulley wont lock up to spin the pulley. You know how the pulley spins freely sometimes and then locks up and spins the compressor well his does lock up often enough to keep the A/C cold. The compressor works fine though. Its just the clutch pulley spins freely when its not suppose to. He says that all you have to do is take the pulley off and put a new one on.
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you will need to replace the comperssor clutch assy since that sounds like it is the problem... that is the a/c pulley since it is part of the clutch... prob a bearing in there that is going bad
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