Re: A/C compressor clutch
"Dale James" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Greetings. My 1989 760 turbo recently started squealing. A look under
> hood revealed that the A/C compressor clutch is sometimes "grabbing" on
> compressor body, and throwing off sparks.
> Would that mean the clutch is failing, or the compressor itself? The A/C
> (converted to R134a) seems to be functioning as well as one could expect
> a conversion.
The clutch is failing - in particular, the clutch bearing. If it is allowed
to eat into the compressor body the compressor won't like it, though - and
normally it doesn't help to leave the A/C off. Fix it soon and it will be