PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
COmpressor locked up?

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01 Jun 2011, 07:15 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 45
Default COmpressor locked up?

So about two months ago on a rather abnormally hot day I was driving down to see some family members and running the AC non stop. The compressor was making a grinding/screeching noise when it was cycling. I knew this wasn't a good thing but the compressor seemed to be operating just fine as I had nice cool AC. I figured I just needed to tighten the belt...well I was wrong. After stopping at a stop light we noticed smoke coming out of the hood and a strong burning rubber smell. As my PT is NA I knew this was a smell that shouldn't be happening.
Turns out the clutch hub was loose and had melted the rubber bushing that secures the outer clutch disc with the inner shaft (dampening I assume). Anyhow, I bought a clutch repair kit and changed out the hub. Well know when I turn on the AC, I bog and kill the engine. Seems to me like the compressor is froze but I don't know for sure...is there a way to check this?

How hard is it to remove the AC? It looks like it's just right there but sometimes the easiest looking projects are nightmares.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01 Jun 2011, 11:52 pm
cruserdad1976's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: st james mo
Posts: 8,217
Default Re: COmpressor locked up?

if it kills the motor thats a sure sign its time has come
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car doesn't beep when locked? Moodvayne Sound and Security Forum 2 11 Nov 2009 08:50 pm
Keep getting locked IN to my PT! Poozerzcruizer08 General PT Cruiser Discussions 5 27 May 2009 02:41 pm
locked doors nhdriver Tech & Performance Forum 6 17 May 2009 04:35 pm
ECU ECM PCM - P/N - Security Key locked? NorthernNYMOPAR Tech & Performance Forum 2 28 Dec 2007 03:54 pm
Got locked out of my car cappy5 General PT Cruiser Discussions 1 14 Oct 2007 01:01 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors