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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 10, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Air conditioner problem

I replaced my compressor and it blows cold but the clutch dont seem to be acting right it smoked a little when I was idling with the hood open. It is on a 210 hp 327 factory air it really sucks the motor down. Is the pressure building up to high or what. I know some people install a valve that makes the compressor go on and off like on the newer cars I think its called a NOA valve? Is this something I might need?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 10, 12:48 AM
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Did you check the gap first? Should be 0.020. The valve your speaking of is a POA update kit/valve. Most folks put those in when changing to R134.

Back to your problem. First check your gap if it's good then it might be a bad clutch. Those are easy enough to swap out and you dont have to dump your charge. You might also have oil on your clutch which is causing the smoke. Is it an electrical smell or???
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 10, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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How do you adjust the clutch is there something you tighten up or what that seems like a small gap do you think mine is too tight or too loose. It could have been oil I replaced a power steering line and oil coud have gotten on it.
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Did you add refrigerant oil to the compressor? (approx 6 oz)I think most compressors come dry.

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How do you adjust the clutch is there something you tighten up or what that seems like a small gap do you think mine is too tight or too loose. It could have been oil I replaced a power steering line and oil coud have gotten on it.
Theres a clutch removal tool for A6 compressors. If you tighten the nut down (CW) then the clutch gets closer to the compressor head plate. If you close the gap to tight then you'll need that tool to bring it back out. Tool can be used / rented for free at Autozone, kragen, schucks etc.

Take the car to a reputable AC repair shop. Or to the person that put in that compressor. No disrespect, but you might be in over your own mechanical capabilities on this.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 10, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Air conditioner problem

Thanks for the reply yea we put oil in it and youre right I am way over my knowledge level but hey I am learning thats why I am on this great forum. Thanks for all the help.
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