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I need help understanding how the 1970 Frigidaire A/C Compressor's clutch and pully unit is constructed. I burned the clutch on mine and I have a replacement unit ready to give all it has... but I have no idea how to disassemble it with out removing it from the car, I don't want to break the seal b/c r-12 cost lots'o'money.

Thanks very much from anyone who can help me out on this one.

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You need a clutch removal/intallation tool. Available at JC Whitney or most any NAPA parts store. Just screws into center of clutch and turn bolt to remove. Doesn't get into sealed system. I remember a friend of mine tried to do this years ago by taking apart the front of the compressor, damn thing about exploded, put big dent in rad. support. Get the tool. Not real expensive. tom
 

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Tom is correct. Period. The only thing I might mention, is that when I started having clutches go bad on my 76 Cutlass, it turned out that I needed a compressor. I got 2 rebuilt compressors and neither lasted long at all. After several inquiries, the general concensus of opinion was that the only solution was to install a NEW compressor (about $300). They were right. What I spent on clutches and rebuilts could have paid for a new compressor the first time around. If you should decide to get a new DELCO compressor, the mounting holes and the hole on the back side for the hose manifold are metric. So you will need to round up metric bolts. Not impossible, just a hassle.

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Well I know the compressor is good b/c it was still doing well... problem was I was doing about 100mph
just spun the heck out of it.

Thanks very much Tom and Tom.

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