I don't know yet if there is such a thing as a rebuild kit for the
R-134a refrigerant compressor in a 1997 Chevy Tahoe? I will look
later via Google. If so, has anyone tried rebuilding one? I don't
use the device (I'm used to brutal heat), but the fan belt loops
around it so I cannot stop the device's pulley from being driven.
At first I thought there was a nick in the fan belt that was
causing the rapid ticking noise, but the frequency is too fast: it
ticks several times per belt revolution. There is probably an
electric clutch on the R-134a refrigerant compressor, and
something in the clutch is making the noise once per revolution of
I would just live with the noise, but the ticking might be a
symptom of a worse problem, and if the compressor seizes, the
whole belt-driven system will be royally screwed.
Ideally I could perhaps replace the clutch on the R-134a
refrigerant compressor without having to vacuate the system.
Two of the three horses are also injured. I assume there aren't
any rebuild kits for them, poor things.
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