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Old 04-10-2006, 05:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It looks as if the ac compressor has gone bad. It appears that the clutch pulley is gone. If you turn the AC or the defrost on it will squeal and stall the car. The clutch spins freely but wobbles and the Aux. fan works fine.
My question is can I install a belt for a non AC car and by pass the compressor all togather? Thanks
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thinking... maybe... But I think the belt tensioner would be different.. So prolly not..
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Unfortunately, there was no Non-A/C cars in the US. They all came with A/C. You're only other real option is to unplug the electrical plug on the clutch so it never engages the compressor. This is a very common fix on the older GM compressors.
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You are right about the non a/c xl7, they don't exist. I contacted 2 service centers and both agree to just disconnect the wire. But the pulley wobbles and the clutch plates grind when not engaged. I am going to search out a belt that might just run the ps pump.
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but isn't the 2.5 6 available without ac in the US? Thats th esame belt set up as the 2.7
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Noper's. All the GV, whether they be the GV or XL-7 all came with AC. Now the 2.0 and 1.6L Vitaras could be had without AC.

Also, all GV's in the US were 2.5L V6 and all XL-7's all used the 2.7L V6, of course that's through 2005.

Also, the 99-00 GV used a different compressor setup than the 01-up, so the hises, brackets and compressor are different if you look for a used one.
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Update: Well I removed the ac compressor, tight fit, had to take off the PS lines. I then installed a new belt 25-040405 Napa #. Now there is no ac but the pocket book is alot heavier.
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Question A/C Clutch

Hello again,

I need some advice... as I posted before that when the clutch engages on the A/C compressor it makes a rattling noise. So I was thinking in purchase the coil and changed myself, but basicaly the compressor has to be removed and for that I have to recover the gas and then I have to use especial tools to remove the pulley.

Can I take the GV to the dealer or mechanic just to recover the gas and do the removal and installtion of the compresor myself?, and then take it to the dealer to put back gas into the system.'
Is it worth doing all this to save some dollars? or just take the car to the dealer.

has anybody done this before? (remove the coil from the compressor).

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Its quite a job for someone who has not done it before. If you have the paintence, a good shop manual and proper tool and plenty of time go for it.

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I bet is quite a job. Hopefuly when I get off the ship I will have time to do this. My concern is... How bad is to switch on (or run) the A/C compressor with this rattling noise when the clutch engages. Before I came on board the ship I took the car to the dealer and he told me not to worry, as long I can put up with the rattling is ok!

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