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24 hrs after purchase A/C died

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoma z, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Jun 11, 2021 at 7:37 PM
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    tacoma z

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    So yeah - bought a 2006 Tacoma SR5 V6 with 169,000 miles on it.New factory frame - no body rust but some under the hood,front shocks and control arms.24 hours after driving and owning it i stopped by a friends place and the dog was in the car so i left it idling with the dog in it and the a/c on.10 minutes later heard the squeal.Got in the truck,blinking a/c light,smell of burnt rubber.FML!Got under the truck - pulley still spinning - clutch not moving after a few times of on off on off.Nothing.Got on the forum - found the fried clutch postings.Ordered a $20 clutch after reading extensively the symptoms and catastrophic fail of the A/C dieing.My $20 clutch from Amazon arrived in 2 days.I went to put the vicegrip on the clutch and it was disintegrating from rust - had the balled up burnt rubber like many posters mentioned.Got it off with some pb blaster and patience.Installed the new one with the 3 shims,same size as the old ones - cranked her over and turned on the A/C and man back to ice cold air.This saves me from the stealership ripoff that usually can be in the thousands.THANK YOU TACOMA WORLD MEMBERS!!!!!
    See attached pix of the old and new clutch .Look how crusty the old one is!!!20210611_161747.jpg
     
  2. Jun 12, 2021 at 4:10 AM
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    cmoore

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    Excellent and thanks for the post. I have an '06 with 141K on the odo so I will keep this in mind if and when my AC goes south on me.
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2021 at 4:29 AM
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    Nice job… clutches are known to go after awhile on these… my son has the same tool kit you have in your picture he got it from his late pop and he uses it a lot when we work on lawn mowers :fistbump: oh and welcome!! I also would like that beer :D
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2021 at 4:47 AM
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    Nice work OP!! :thumbsup: Welcome to the forum!
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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  6. Jun 12, 2021 at 11:10 AM
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    Husky tool set - i like the husky kits - seem better than craftsman in quality and lifetime warranty as well.I have broken craftsman ratchets and their replacements.Not what it used to be!
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    Awesome job and repair. One question I've always had about the AC clutch replacements is there a reputable brand to purchase? It seems like they're all just unknown chinese brands via Ebay or Amazon which makes me feel a little questionable on the quality.
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2021 at 2:59 PM
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  9. Jun 12, 2021 at 10:09 PM
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    Good job O.P.
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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    One of these days, this will happen to someone else and they will remember reading this and will save themselves a bunch of money. Nice job and good post!
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:27 AM
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    Nice DIY project. You should be proud of yourself for fixing it yourself and saving any big $$.
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    Craftsman is only a brand name. It is not owned by Sears. Craftsman was bought by Stanley, who holds DeWalt, Porter Cable along with several others.

    The big players in the tool world are Techtronic Industries (Milwaukee, Ridgid, Ryobi, Hoover, Empire, Starret, Hart, Oreck + others) and Stanley (DeWalt, Craftsman, Porter Cable, Black & Decker + others). There are other players, but these are the big 2.

    Husky (Home Depot) and Kobalt (Lowes) are store brands.

    Just about every tool is made in China or VietNam. Many are moving production from China to VietNam. Tariffs are the drivers impacting profit margins.
     
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  13. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:57 AM
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    This forum has saved my bacon a couple of times. Always, always join a car/truck forum for the vehicle you drive, the support and knowledge is a life saver.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2021 at 12:07 PM
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    ^^^^^ YES!! ^^^^^
     
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    Still going strong with 346k...
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:06 PM
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    I read posts about guys getting quoted crazy dollar a/c repairs - up to 3K from the stealerships.Tacomaworld saved my ass!Love this community!
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:14 PM
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    Thanks I usually do the forums - the interweb has made DIY repairs,fixes and mods easier- youtube university!
     
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  18. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:26 PM
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    I would be pissed if a friend left their dog in a car in my driveway.

    Bring that good boy inside, I want to pet him.
     
  19. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:29 PM
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    Lol!
    We were talking in the driveway next to the truck -The dog was honking the horn barking "it's beer thirty!" Then the a/c squealed,smoked and died.Boy was she pissed!
     

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