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HappyHr247

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I have a 1998 ford explorer with over 314,000 on it. Recently I've been having issues with my A/C not coming on. The charge is good but for some reason when it's hot out the compressor shuts off and then just blows humid air. Thought it was wiring but it's not as far as I can tell. Any suggestions anyone?
 


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If you tap on the clutch faceplate will it engage? Could be too large an air gap between faceplate and coil due to wear (300K+). Gap should be about thickness of a business card.

Just a shot in the dark but I had same symptoms and this was the problem.

Hope this helps,

EE
 




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Tap tap

ErnieX, Tapping on the clutch faceplate works. How do I fix that problem? My gap is about 3/16".
 




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If you removed the bolt on the front of the clutch the faceplate will come off. Ease it off and mine had a factory spacer washer inside the little hub. I removed the spacer and reinstalled the face plate. Check the gap - should be about the thickness of a business card. You could use a smaller spacer if the gap gets too tight.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you, ErnieX. I'll try that and let you know.
 




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It worked

EnieX,
Took the spacer out and so far so good. Thanx again :)
 








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