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On my way home tonight I had some bad smell so I stopped the car to check what's going on.
It started on the autobahn while "crusin" at ~160mph.

Has anybody seen that before?
The pulley moved to the A/C compressor and started melting.
But I have no real idea what happened. Is there a clutch in the pulley which failed? Or did the pulley break?

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Is the pulley changeable or will I have to get a complete new A/C compressor?

Any ideas will help....




 

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I'm pretty sure you can get the pulley and clutch pack replaced without having to replace the compressor or even losing your freon charge.


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On my '86 Iroc-Z28 I was driving down the street right after I got gas and I felt like a pop and looked in the rear view mirror, and the entire A/C clutch and pulley was in pieces, bouncing down the road! I pulled over, and the shaft of the compressor was blue from the heat, and it was still red hot. It didn't hurt any hoses or anything, and I was still able to drive the car over to the shop I used. I ended up having to replace the compressor and clutch. It was like $425 all together back in '89 or '90. Apparently, the clutch had started slipping due to the compressor going bad, and the slippage had built up enough heat to shatter the clutch.
 
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