Scotty, I have a 1998 Toyota Camry LE with the 2.2L 4-cylinder engine. My car only has a mere…
Scotty, I have a 1998 Toyota Camry LE with the 2.2L 4-cylinder engine. My car only has a mere 432,000 and some change miles on it. The clutch disc in the center of the A/C compressor just popped out. If I press it back in or drive like Bo & Luke Duke, the A/C comes on just fine. It works in 100°F heat here in TX, but when it drops to 80°F or thereabouts and the A/C compressor starts to cycle, sometimes the clutch slips out too far and won't come back in unless forced back in either manually or by near reckless cornering. Is there a nut/bolt which likely came loose, or should I be looking at replacing the A/C clutch kit or entire A/C compressor? If there is a nut/bolt which might have come loose, what size would it be?
A side note: If you are ever in the Dallas area and see me on the road, I'll be the one in the dark blue '98 Camry with 2000 - '01 headlights, Lexus ES330 16" wheels, a 3500# tow hitch out back, a roof rack (usually), and peeling clear coat. I do get down to Houston once in a blue moon.
Thank you F3
P.S.: The attached pictures were taken about 40,000 miles ago.