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Old 05-23-2018, 07:25 PM
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A/C compressor howling when on

I have a 2011 F150 FX4 with a 5.0 the A/c compressor makes a howling noise when on and goes away when it is turned off. can i replace the clutch only or do i have to replace the compressor?
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:12 AM
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It is very likely you can just replace the clutch. Certainly try that first as the cost difference of the two alternatives you mention is HUGE.
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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Replacing an A/C clutch is fairly straight forward.

When you put the new clutch on, adjust it so it is about a business card thickness away.
 


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