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Anyone have a source for a York A/C compressor clutch?

I'm trying to figure out what is needed to get my factory A/C working again (1972 250C). At some point, one of the previous owners removed (and then lost) the drive belt and the idler pulley assembly.

I've ordered a new idler pulley, pulley bushing, stretch bolt, and idler pulley mounting bracket. My mechanic has pressure- and vacuum-checked the system, and it holds both pressure and vacuum fine, so there are no leaks. He suspects that one of the previous owners heard some noise from the compressor clutch or clutch bearing and simply disconnected the system rather than bother with fixing it.

In addition to the new belt and idler assembly, I'll replace the expansion valve and receiver/drier before recharging the system, just on general principle.

The only part that I haven't found a souce for is the compressor clutch. There are plenty of places selling re-manufactured York compressors (without the clutch), and I've found one or two that have the clutch bearing, but if I need to replace the clutch assembly itself, I'm not sure where to look. It has a single-groove V-belt pulley, and I'm sure the same compressor and clutch were used on a bunch of different cars from the same time period.

The local Mercedes dealer parts guy said that he could get one as as last resort, but because of the price, I'd be better off going with an identical part through the aftermarket if I could.

Any suggestions? Thanks,

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RE: Anyone have a source for a York A/C compressor clutch?

There is nothing in the clutch to break,,that said,remove the clutch,it has a 13 mmm bolt in the center,just gently lever it off from behind.Have a look at the magnetic coil,if it looks burnt( i take my previous comment back[:D]) replace it,then look at the bearing,there is a circlip in the center that holds the friction dic in place,remove that,push the disc out the front of the clutch.Then look at the bearing it'self,it's held in place with a wave washer.Flick that out and push the bearing back out the other direction.
Change the bearing,put it all back together again and it's fixed,No need to pay some shylock parts dealer an exorbitant price for a very common part.
York Clutches can be found on almost any GM ,Ford,Mopar from the mid 50's to the late 80's.Millions of them out there ,that's why compressor recon places don't bother listing them.
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RE: Anyone have a source for a York A/C compressor clutch?

Thanks for the suggestions. Since making my original post, I *have* found a few place that have the clutches. I've found serpentine clutches, two-groove clutches, and several different single-groove models. I'll have to take measurements of my old compressor if I need a new one, but at least it looks like I'll be able to find one without going through the dealer.

Hopefully, the problem is just a noisy bearing, and that's what made the previous owner disconnect the compressor. My mechanic is checking out the wiring and the clutch now, so I should know more soon.

This may turn out better than I expected. I'll be jazzed if all it takes to get the A/C back working is a new bearing and a re-charge.

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RE: Anyone have a source for a York A/C compressor clutch?

We have compressor clutches -- that's not exactly a hard-to-find part. We sure don't sell them very often though.....

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RE: Anyone have a source for a York A/C compressor clutch?

I guess I thought there was more to the clutch than there is. If the electromagnetic part of the clutch is pretty reliable, then I may just be looking at a replacement bearing. I'll check out your site for those as well.

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RE: Anyone have a source for a York A/C compressor clutch?

We don't list the clutch on our site, but we do have them. As far as I know, there is no way to procure a replacement bearing.

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RE: Anyone have a source for a York A/C compressor clutch?

Without going out to the workshop and looking for a number,but i know that the bearing on a lot of York clutches is the most common form of ball bearing available so as far as availability is concerned,just go to a bearing and seal supplier and buy one.
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