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Automotive air conditioners (a/c) may be electrically powered or engine-driven. An electronic a/c is controlled through an electronic control unit (ECU), while mechanical or one that is driven by the engine is equipped with a clutch that regulates its operations. This clutch is attached to a belt that ensures its constant rotation. Near the clutch is the a/c compressor clutch coil, an electromagnet device that is used to generate magnetic field with the help of current. This coil is what powers you're a/c by pulling the compressor rotor and fan belt rotor together with its magnetic properties. Since these two plates are made from iron materials, the task of the coil will be easy. Both plates are rigged with friction plates that will eventually push against each other. Since the compressor friction plate is normally stationary, the contact with the constantly spinning rotor friction plate will eventually make it mimic the compressor's movement. Conversely, when the electromagnet device or the a/c compressor clutch coil is turned off, the friction plates will spring apart in effect. This motion will leave the compressor back to its stationary state until the compressor coil of your air conditioning is once again pushed against it. Out of the heavy-duty function of this coil, it will need consistent maintenance that can even lead to replacement. It will be easy to determine if you already need a new coil in its place as you will still hear the same working sound from your belt, but your rotors will no longer push against each other. If you actually need a replacement for your old a/c compressor clutch coil, you are at the right place. Auto Parts Warehouse offers a comprehensive list of branded clutch coils for your automobile's a/c compressor. More importantly, these products are sold at very low prices so you don't have to think twice about getting you're a/c fixed as soon as possible. Our products are all authentic and they are still in their original packaging. That means they still come complete with everything that their manufacturers equipped them with. One of these should be the installation guide for DIYers. Using this guide will ensure you get this new a/c compressor clutch coil replacement's installation right the first time. Just remember that this is an energy-generating part and since your battery stores power which it can leak even when the vehicle is turned off, take off the battery cable from its port.

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Vehicle Repair: Replacing an A/C Compressor Clutch Coil

The a/c compressor clutch coil inside your car is an electromagnet that attracts both the fan belt and air conditioning rotors. This will cause friction that will make the rotors spin. If the coil loses magnetism, then the air conditioning rotor will have no source of power, and it will lead to an air-con malfunction. This guide will show you how to replace an a/c compressor clutch coil in your own garage.

Difficulty level: Medium

Tools needed:

  • 15mm open-end wrench
  • Ratchet
  • Pry bar
  • Socket set
  • Lubricant
  • Pliers
  • New A/c compressor clutch coil

Step 1: Make sure that your car is parked on a flat surface, and the parking brake is engaged.

Step 2: Open the hood, and locate the serpentine belt tensioner. Use the wrench to pull it towards you, so you can control the tensioner in released position. Unbolt the serpentine belt tensioner with a 3x13mm socket.

Step 3: Locate the alternator mount bolts, and remove it using a 2x13mm socket. Take off the plastic cap that protects the alternator and the battery wire to see the 1x13mm nut under it. Unscrew the nut.

Step 4: Remove the alternator from the engine using the pry bar.

Step 5: Unscrew the two long bolts that hold the a/c compressor on top, and the other pair of long bolts below. Use a 16mm deep socket with a 3/8 drive so you could reach in.

Step 6: Remove the a/c compressor from its mount with the pry bar. Be very careful when you lift the compressor up. The parts are very sensitive and fragile. Watch out for the plastic coolant hose pipe near the engine block.

Step 7: Spray lubricant on the center bolt located under the compressor, and remove it. Lift the clutch up to see the other parts below it.

Step 8: Detach the clutch mechanism and the snap-ring. Lift the pulley out, so you can already see the clutch coil.

Step 9: Use a pair of pliers to remove the clutch coil. Beware when you pull the coil out because it may spring directly towards you. Do this slowly but with the right amount of pressure.

Step 10: Take the new a/c compressor clutch coil, and clip it to the guide pin located on the mount. Make sure that the coil is placed slowly so it will not spring out.

Step 11: Reinstall the snap ring and clutch mechanism back in place. Place the other parts you've detached back in their previous positions.

Step 12: Switch on the engine, and observe the a/c compressor coil if it's working properly.