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1996 Dodge Avenger Question: a/c clutch pulley



, 2.5L V6, Grand Island, NE, May 31, 2011, 21:20

when the a/c compressor kicks on, the pulley sounds like a pinball machine. can you replace the pulley without replacing the compressor?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 31, 2011, 23:54

    In most cases you can but depending on mileage perhaps replacing the compressor may be in order. I recently priced a clutch for a Toyota 4Runner, it was only available from the dealer and the price of the clutch alone from the dealer was close to the price of a good quality aftermarket compressor (of course to replace the compressor the system needs to be evacuated and recharged which is costly.

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