Air condition on 2002 Suzuki XL-7

Is the A/C covered by the factory warranty at 82,000 miles. Can the clutch be replaced without replacing the compressor and other parts.

by in Dallas, TX on May 25, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by , May 25, 2010
Highly unlikely this is still covered under the manufacturer warranty. If you have an extended warranty then possibly. Some compressors have a replaceable clutch, but when you look at part and labor cost to install a new clutch on an old compressor, it isn't worth it. If the old compressor was to fail you will have to replace the entire thing anyway, all to save a little money. Just have the entire compressor replaced.
ANSWER by , September 09, 2010
No it is not, if your AC compressor has "frozen" up join the crowd...this is a common occurance for the XL-7. The recommendation from me is to avoid the repairs at the dealership and save yourself $1500 by going to a local auto mechanic and get the kit from Auto Zone or on-line... As an aside it tend to take out your steering belt with it at some point.