|Item Weight||13.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||12.1 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches|
|Item model number||648980|
|Manufacturer Part Number||648980|
Powerbuilt 648980 Air Conditioner Clutch Holding Tool
|Price:||$10.83 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
|You Save:||$1.16 (10%)|
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- Made to be the most reliable tools in the market today
- Tool solutions for most all situations
- Built to exceed tool standards
- Carbon steel sheet body with black finish
- Red, non-slip vinyl grip
- Adjustable brass thumbscrews
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The compressor is making a clink-clink sound that’s even more noticeable when the compressor is disengaged and the pulley is just free wheeling. You can hear it even better with the belt removed and the motor turned off by just spinning the pulley by hand. It should spin easily and it may be obvious that the pulley bearing is worn.
An AC repair shop would like to replace the entire compressor, including the clutch. This will be expensive because between the cost of the new/rebuilt compressor, the labor to remove the old compressor and install the new, and the cost of recharging the system with new refrigerant you would probably pay between $500 and $1000. Additionally, you would likely have to replace the receiver/dryer because the system has now been opened and exposed to the air and humidity. But the only thing causing the noise is a bad pulley bearing, which really ought to be repaired because if it lets go the belt(s) may cause havoc in the engine compartment.
If your clutch plate cover has three holes arranged in a triangular pattern, the tool is used to hold it in place and keep it from turning while you remove the center bolt holding the clutch to the compressor shaft. That center bolt is not torqued down particularly tightly, or is it set with locktite, so it doesn’t come out with a struggle. With the bolt out you can pry the clutch from the compressor. Beware of any spacers and shims falling out as you remove it. Note that you are doing all this while the compressor is still on the car if you can gain access to the front of the clutch/compressor so no gas is lost.Read more ›
As near useless as this tool can be, I was so happy I bought it. I previously used bolts to try and hold the clutch plate so i could get the center bolt out and remove some shims to take out the slack in the magnetic clutch and I wanted to make my life easier......AND this tool did - For the price, buy it.
Now, this tool sucks major and this is why. The set screws don't lock at all and so in tight spaces you loose your adjustment... on a bench it might perfect, but in the belly of the beast, it ain't. My fix was a combination of lock washers and finally I just made double sure with super glue (if i need to make a future change I will find a way. Once the screws stopped trying to fill my mind with insanity and blind rage, the tool was useful, but not great.
I wish there was different length posts available because as is there is a large gap between the wrench and clutch plate, which makes it hard to fit a socket in a tight space and also it makes the wrench hard to hold in place. At some point I might weld a nut onto the handle or punch out a socket wrench square so I can use another wrench to hold it steady and clear my hand from the work area for the center bolt wrench.
Again. A/C clutch job. Buy it. Its cheap junk but half the price a brick and mortar store would charge for the same tool.
Well constructed, when compared to the similar offerings from my local hardware store (which sells it for over $15)
The three points are adjustable. Some older clutch design, for example my wife's mustang does not have holes for the pin to stick in to, but instead I just adjusted the pin to grab on 3 bumps that's sticking out from the outer clutch plate, and it worked well as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worthless. It was a suggested purchase when I picked up a replacement clutch kit for my 2000 Dakota 5.9. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fast shipping, appears to be a solid product, but it didn't fit my 01 F150. Web site indicated it would fit (F150 vehicle was selected), but it won't fit over the nickel-sized... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Jacobs
Bought this to replace the a.c. compressor clutch on my 2000 Silverado. Ended up that this tool wasn't needed for my truck. Going to keep it in case I ever need it in the future. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Myra Tipton