A/C compressor clutch

lilbad1lilbad1 Member Posts: 2
edited April 2016 in Saturn
My daughter has a 2003 Saturn Vue 2.2 and it seems that the clutch if froze up... I have checked Freon level with a gauge that I use to top of Freon and seems ok... the vehicle has 170,000 thousand miles... are these compressors prone to failure and is there a "Quick Fix" without replacing compressor, orphis tube and dryer? Thank you... any information will help.

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  • lilbad1lilbad1 Member Posts: 2
    Yes.. I believe it is froze up... when you try to turn on the A/C... the clutch smokes and I think I saw a "spark or two" and it puts the engine under a hell-of-a- load....
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Sounds like the compressor is bad
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