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Hot AC....no fun

Post by Ctrow » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:07 pm

The AC Clutch assembly in my 6.0 diesel is bad. :evil: No AC in 100 degree weather = no bueno. Shop wants $700 bucks to replace it. I picked up the parts for a little over $100 in hopes to install it myself and save a few bucks. Does anyone have experience with swapping one out on a 6.0? All of the directions I've found are for 7.3's. Figured I could get started by taking the belt off and that appears to be a nightmare. Bunch of shit in the way, need two people, and supposed to take over an hour :crybaby2: . Any help on this would be great. At this point, I'm contemplating setting my diesel on fire and making an attempt to collect the insurance money.... :twisted:
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Post by shmoken875 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:38 pm

Ctrow wrote:The AC Clutch assembly in my 6.0 diesel is bad. :evil: No AC in 100 degree weather = no bueno. Shop wants $700 bucks to replace it. I picked up the parts for a little over $100 in hopes to install it myself and save a few bucks. Does anyone have experience with swapping one out on a 6.0? All of the directions I've found are for 7.3's. Figured I could get started by taking the belt off and that appears to be a nightmare. Bunch of shit in the way, need two people, and supposed to take over an hour :crybaby2: . Any help on this would be great. At this point, I'm contemplating setting my diesel on fire and making an attempt to collect the insurance money.... :twisted:
hmmmmm thought you were a ford fan :confused2:
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Post by Big Rick » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:15 pm

Where are you working on it? I may be able to lend a hand for a bit sometime next week if you're not already done with it by then.
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Post by BadnewsCJ » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:40 pm

roll the windows down :flipoff2:
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Post by Ctrow » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:54 pm

Big Rick wrote:Where are you working on it? I may be able to lend a hand for a bit sometime next week if you're not already done with it by then.
I live in Linden outside of Front Royal VA, but thanks for the offer. Got to pull a motor and trans out of a heep down in Williamsburg this weekend and might tackle it after that. And yes Rant, I'm a ford fan. :flipoff2: However, this truck has been nothing but problems since I bought it. I might re-evaluate things this winter. I drive mal's focus to work everyday, and the diesel is an expense driveway ornament…..
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Post by shmoken875 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:22 am

Ctrow wrote:
Big Rick wrote:Where are you working on it? I may be able to lend a hand for a bit sometime next week if you're not already done with it by then.
I live in Linden outside of Front Royal VA, but thanks for the offer. Got to pull a motor and trans out of a heep down in Williamsburg this weekend and might tackle it after that. And yes Rant, I'm a ford fan. :flipoff2: However, this truck has been nothing but problems since I bought it. I might re-evaluate things this winter. I drive mal's focus to work everyday, and the diesel is an expense driveway ornament…..
I'll sell you a slightly used chebby with 24k on the clock :mrgreen:

I hope you don't mean you're gonna sell it....how you supposed to tow the xj around?
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Post by Stinson » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:25 am

what is wrong with the clutch assembly? There is a specific air gap that is required. You can sometimes shim it to get the correct gap back. 5 min job.
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Post by Ctrow » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:25 pm

Stinson wrote:what is wrong with the clutch assembly? There is a specific air gap that is required. You can sometimes shim it to get the correct gap back. 5 min job.
Knocked it out with my Step Dad this weekend. Belt was super easy with a second set of hands and after looking at the compressor pulley for about 10 mins I realized my problem.....the clutch plate was gone :eek:. Bolt must have worked its way loose and the plate fell off. Tossed a new front plate on, shimmed to spec and I’ll back to riding in style. :thumby: I love my truck again....until something else goes wrong.
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Post by UNIMOG-GUY » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:56 am

Ctrow wrote: However, this truck has been nothing but problems since I bought it. I might re-evaluate things this winter. I drive mal's focus to work everyday, and the diesel is an expense driveway ornament…..
I tried to warn you....
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