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AC squeals when ac is on. ac blinking light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Abramsan16, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    Abramsan16

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    Two days ago i was sitting in my truck getting cool in 95 degree weather and all of the sudden i hear a squealing sound and smell burning rubber through the ac. the ac light started blinking then turned off. I've read threads that it could be the ac clutch or a bearing thats having issues. Can anyone confirm? I will be posting a video of the sound to the thread later tonight or tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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  3. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    Probably the clutch assembly, but It could also be a seized compressor.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:03 PM
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    Thanks man.
    Also, i noticed the clutch assembly was pretty deep and hard to reach within the engine bay. Do you know what components you removed to get more space to work on the compressor? Thanks.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    Regnar

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    Crank the wheel all the way to the left and you will see black triangle flap that is held in place by a few clips in the wheel well. Your compressor is behind the forward one. I’m on the fat side and was able to remove and install the compressor by squeezing my body in between. Removing the tire would have been to easy.
     
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  6. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:39 PM
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    azzwethinkweiz

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulXlnG2Unk
    Starting after 4:30 he shows how he gets to the compressor through the wheel well area. Should just need to remove the belt and then the clutch. Never removed a compressor clutch but it should just be a bolt and then the clutch sits on a splined shaft... might need some sort of impact to easily loosen it.
     
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