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ghetto shimming the A/C clutch

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OK, I have the AC issue where it works for a few minutes and stops cooling after it heats up. I was going to try to do it the right way and decided it would be too much of a PITA so I did the ghetto fix with the bread bag tabs and superglue. That worked great for about a week and it started acting up again. I crawled under to take a peek and all the tabs were gone. So now I've done the ghetto fix 4 times now WITH superglue and the little bastards keep spinning off. Am I the only poor soul having trouble with this? I know it's being done right, it ain't that complicated. I cleaned all surfaced with cleaner before glueing too so please don't suggest what I've already thought of.

Does anyone have another solution or perhaps I can use something besides the bread bag tabs?

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:01 PM
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Wow. The responses have just been overwhelming. This forum is almost as awesome as the Volvo itself. Goodbye Volvo.
 
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Well Sorry I did not reply because I think that method is really ghetto like you stated your self. If you had done it right to begin with it would have been fixed and not anymore problems.

Volvo is not the only one having these problems. Ford,chevy,dodge,BMW are all going through the same thing.

If yours is Non-turbo it is easy to do it the proper way. You do not even need to discharge the A/C to do it.
 
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if you cant fix the problem with "ghetto" methods , then pay somebody with a brain who can.
 
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if you cant fix the problem with "ghetto" methods , then pay somebody with a brain who can.
If I wanted any **** out of you I would have squeezed your head. If you have nothing productive for this thread I suggest you keep your mouth shut, a**hole.
 

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Thanks tech. I do have the turbo model so that's why I chose to not do it myself. Would most repair shops be equiped for this job on a T6 or will I be better off (poorer) taking it to the dealer?
 
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Originally Posted by 99S80DFW View Post
If I wanted any **** out of you I would have squeezed your head. If you have nothing productive for this thread I suggest you keep your mouth shut, a**hole.
Guys, I'm not an administrator nor a moderator but let's keep this clean for other members
 
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You might be able to still get it pretty easy once you remove the cooling fan.
You would need to remove the serpentine belt. Then unbolt the A.C comp. then slide it back and tilt it up to get to the end of the compressor to get the 10MM out. Then get your self I think it is 5mm screws to screw into the 3 holes on the front till the center part comes out. Then remove one of the shims and put it back together.
 
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fixed mine about one year ago with bread tabs and no problems since Did let mine dry overnight and put glue on both sides of the tabs
 
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Thank tech! That doesn't sound so bad the way you describe it.
 
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LOL hopefully it is as easy for you to do as I explained it.
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:44 PM
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I did the ghetto fix with the bread ties to my 1999 Volvo S 80 about 6 months ago. It worked like a charm but the problem has resurfaced. I checked to make sure the bread ties were still in place and the are. I'm thinking that the ties may have become thinner over time and I may need to re-shim, maybe with something even thicker. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance....
 
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I did the ghetto fix about 8 months ago. It worked fine but the problem has come back. All the bread clips are still in place. Any suggestions????
 
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Buy more bread?.......kidding....
 
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My A/C goes out when things get warm. I want to learn about the ghetto fix. Can someone point me a link? Thx.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:30 PM
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I found very good instructions with a diagram on VolvoSpeed.com but cant seem to locate it now. It was very easy (only took about 15 minutes) and lasted for about 8 months. I'm going to try it again . I live in Miami and it is very hot...good luck
 
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Nice. Thanks!
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