2007 PT Cruiser - AC clutch went out

Asked by Apr 25, 2016 at 03:40 PM about the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 part question:
1. Is repairing(vs replacing) the AC clutch ok for long term reliability?  Or
am I going to have to repair it over and over again?
2. Replacing the AC clutch requires a whole list of items(according to the
Sears auto dept).  What is the "shopping list" of additional items I may
need.  I've found a new compressor/clutch kit, but what is included in that
kit?  Is it all there or are there other pieces I need to buy separately? (coils,
belt, etc)  Would appreciate an itemized list so I can find the parts myself,
instead of the $2000 price tag that I was just quoted (with $1500 being in
parts alone).  Thanks!

2 Answers

88,785

If that is all that is bad the clutch/coil kit should be all you need other than tools to do it, they say that you can even do it without discharging the system, though I have never had the opportunity to replace just the clutch in the rig they were usually further gone when I got them. but as long as your compressor is good that is all you will need. You may want to replace the belt just because your there.

20,765

hummmmmmm.. there easy to change....30 min job... system is closed...you dont have to mess with freon ****...the parts semi cheap...google search the part....theres many everywhere for sail...first place that came up for me was >>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/221120473642? lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

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