A failed A/C clutch will result in a compressor that can no longer turn on and off. Shop Advance Auto Parts for
premium-quality A/C clutches from Factory Air.
The A/C clutch is what cycles the compressor on and off while you're using your A/C. The clutch has sealed
bearings and no lubrication points, so failure often means a seized clutch. The drive belt will continue to
try to turn the A/C compressor clutch, so you may hear loud squealing from the belt or a grinding noise from
the worn-out bearings. The A/C itself can't perform without the compressor clutch, so you will certainly
notice higher-than-normal temperatures while running the A/C. The compressor is the heart of the A/C system,
and it can't run without the clutch.