Dodge Caravan a/c Clutch Replacement

Category: Auto Tuning

3.3 liter

The ac on this 3.3 liter Dodge Caravan is still working but it is now making a terrible noise when it is engaged. TheĀ other problem is that the ac is not disengaging and still makes noise after it is turned off. If the ac is still blowing cold air the compressor is probably still operating fine. If no cold air is blowing then you will first need to verify that there is enough coolant in the system to allow it to turn on. The other possibility is that the compressor has gone bad. This article will only cover the compressor which is a very common problem with ac units.

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Clutch Slave Cylinder

Category: Auto Tuning

clutch slave cylinder
Rebuilding a clutch slave cylinder is sometimes needed after the clutch petal is no longer working. First you should check the clutch fluid container to verify it is full. If not follow the line down to the slave cylinder while looking for leaks to identify the problem. The clutch slave cylinder is located behind the passenger side wheel on this vehicle, a miata. Remove the two bolts and the clutch line and the slave cylinder should come off to the right side.

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Clutch Master Cylinder Rebuild

Category: Auto Tuning

clutch cylinder
If your clutch petal has ever lost pressure and the petal will not dis-engage the clutch, there is a leak. The leak may be air sucking in or fluid leaking out. First check the clutch fluid reserve, if it is low you will need to identify the leak. There should be a puddle of fluid at the leak. If a leaking line is not the culprit it may be the clutch master cylinder. If the clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder is faulty, there may be no loss of fluid. The clutch master cylinder is located on the firewall attached underneath the fluid reserve tank.

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TCC, torque converter clutch, lockup converter

Category: Transmission Repair

Although the torque converter clutch is not part of the engine, it can make the car feel like the engine has a problem. The torque converter clutch is also known as a lock up converter. The lockup clutch has many purposes and is part of the transmission. A regular converter in an automatic transmission is made to slip at idle so that the car doesn’t move. As the accelerator is pressed the RPM’s raise and the torque converter will start to lockup or engage. When the converter engages the car will move. Even though the torque converter is engaged it never completely engages the way a manual transmission car clutch will. It will always slip a little, which is not very efficient. This is why a manual transmission car gets better gas mileage and has more power than an automatic transmission car. To increase power and mainly fuel mileage, a TCC is added to an automatic transmission. The torque converter clutch is an electronic clutch that will engage the engine and drivetrain 100 percent.

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