A/C Compressor Pulley siezed

Asked by Oct 19, 2016 at 02:35 PM about the 2006 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The A/C Compressor Pulley is seized up on my
2006 Taurus.  Started the car, pulled out if a
parking spot, within a minute I see smoke, smell
burning rubber, and lose power steering.  
Serpentine belt had snapped. Didn't realize at the
time the pulley was bad, so I took off the belt,
drove it two blocks home, and replaced the
serpentine belt.  Started it and immediately there's
smoke from the friction and I can smell the belt
burning. Removed the belt immediately.  Pulley is
completely shot, rusty, seized (don't know how I
didn't notice).  I don't care about working A/C,
don't care about replacing the compressor.  But,
can the pulley be replaced on its own. Is it
something I can just buy and do myself., Or very
specialized and need an expert.  I've replaced
other pulleys, power steering pulley, but never
clutch/bearing.  I like to think I'm smarter than the
average girl working on her car...but have the
utmost respect for the skilled experts! Any idea
what a repair shop will charge me for replacing
just the pulley without a working compressor?

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It is a clutch assembly that you will need and they are usually expensive... and do require special tools to remove and install you are better off with a junkyard compressor or buying a compressor

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