I have a 1994 ford f250 the serpintine belt ripped . I put on a new one and it's squealing and there's smoke coming from ac pump?? Do I need a new wate pump ???


Asked by Jan 20, 2014 at 06:22 PM about the 1994 Ford F-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The a/c compressor is locked up. It will burn the belt off. You need to replace the a/c compressor or ask the parts store if they sell a belt for your truck without a/c.

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Unplug the A/C compressor. It won't hurt anything. This way the clutch will just freewheel as if the A/C were turned off. HTH. -Jim


Clutch will not freewill if it was engaged. Remeber the a/c cycles when the defrost is on.


Not if its unplugged it won't engage. The clutch is electromagnetic. When current is applied a magnetic field is created causing the clutch to engage. If the clutch is stuck then a few taps with a hammer should free it. - Jim


If your lucky. I have seen them glowing and disconnected where you could take a sledgehammer and not disengage. Literally welded together. I agree with you on the set up but I also know from experience that if they have ran very long plugged up and engaged they will weld themselves together.

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