Hello fellow dodge owners out there...I recently bought a 1995 dodge caravan Se...And noticed there was noise coming from the compressor and clutch...I have never owned any kind of dodge before...There fore i am seeking help...with this problem...The van is in pretty good shape...To have 280000 miles on it...And the price was even better...Gave only $400 for it...So it was a steal...Anyways...With everything off...If i turn the clutch by hand...Should it be kinda hard to turn?...Are should it spin freely?...Any help would be greatly appreciated concerning this matter...Thanks
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There is always a noise coming from the clutch...When the vehicle is running...Engaged or Not...With the belt on...It is fairly easy to spin the clutch... Is this normal?...It is making the worse noise...I have ever heard in my life.
Its most likely going out. Thats how mine died. Expect about 240$ for a replacement. If the AC lines are leaking it will make the new one go out sooner then normal as well, since the refrigerant also has the lubricant for the internal parts in it. You can buy a replacement bypass pulley for around 30$. Its not an extremely tough job, but it can be annoying because theres not much space to work with when it comes to getting access to the bolts.
Last edited by agent00kevin; 05-14-2011 at 03:07 AM..
Please help...Im still seeking advice advice on what to do
I have a 1995 Dodge Caravan Se and previously asked if there was away for me to bypass the a/c compressor and clutch?...Can i use a shorter belt?...With the van running...With the ac on or off...The clutch is making a grinding noise and looks like it is trying to freeze up...When the belt is turning it...So i am seeking advice...Before it seizes up completely...I am a new dodge owner...Any help would be appreciated...Also does anyone know a site online...Where you can find interior parts...Such as door panels and so on...Besides on ebay. Thanks
The question is...I have a 1995 Dodge Caravan Se 3.3 v-6...The compressor will be freezing up soon...So it appears...I have been told i can bypass the a/c compressor with a shorter belt and then i have been told...That i cannot...Does anyone know for sure?...If i can bypass with a shorter belt?...Seeking advice and feed back concerning this matter...I am new here...And not getting alot of feedback...From previous post...Thanks and God Bless
I was told today...That there is a pulley...That i can get to replace the A/C compressor...I have never heard of this before?...Would appreciate any feedback yall can offer...Was also told...I could get a compressor for around $240...Does that sound about right?
well if there is a way, it would require an idler in place of the compressor as a shorter belt would cause the WP to spin in reverse.
I have not seen anything like this for sale, now you might be able to make something, but this will take you time.
my honest opinion just replace the compressor and then you'll have A/C for the summer too,
240 for the compressor and clutch assembly is right about ballpark
Autozone could order me a bypass pulley but I would have had to wait. I just bought the compressor instead since I didnt have 3 days to wait before going home. They wanted something like 30 bucks. The below link wants 65$. I dont know how reputable they are; I just googled it. Mine would have come from the local parts store.
Its always best to research your answer first, even of you 'know' what you are talking about.
I went to the link you provided for by pass a/c pulley. I put in the same year of van that you showed and entered on keyboard. the message read "research showed no results for that part. I put in your year also and then my year of van in case i needed that part. the same result.