Ford Mustang Service Manual: Dual-Function Pressure Switch (4.6L)

A/C Compressor and Clutch Assembly

NOTE: Internal A/C compressor components are not serviced separately.


NOTE: Internal A/C compressor components are not serviced separately. The FS-10 A/C compressor is serviced only as an assembly. The A/C clutch pulley, A/C clutch field coil (19D798) and the shaft seal are serviceable.

The FS-10 A/C compressor has the following characteristics:

  • A ten-cylinder swashplate design utilizing the tangential design mount.
  • A one-piece lip-type seal (installed from the front of the A/C compressor) is used to seal it at the shaft opening in the assembly.
  • Five double-acting pistons operate within the cylinder assembly. The pistons are actuated by a swashplate that converts the rotating action of the shaft to a reciprocating force.
  • Reed-type discharge valves are located between the cylinder assembly and the head at each end of the A/C compressor.
  • The A/C compressor uses PAG oil, or equivalent. This oil contains special additives required for the A/C compressor.
  • The A/C compressor oil from vehicles equipped with an FS-10 A/C compressor may have some dark colored streaking while maintaining a normal oil viscosity. This is normal for the A/C compressor and is caused by break-in wear of the piston rings.

 


 

The magnetic A/C clutch has the following characteristics:


The magnetic A/C clutch has the following characteristics:

  • It drives the compressor shaft.
  • When the battery positive voltage (B+) is applied to the A/C clutch field coil, the clutch plate and hub assembly is drawn toward the A/C clutch pulley.
  • The magnetic force locks the clutch plate and hub assembly and the A/C clutch pulley together as one unit, causing the compressor shaft to rotate.
  • When (B+) is removed from the A/C clutch field coil, springs in the clutch plate and hub assembly move the clutch plate away from the A/C clutch pulley.
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    A/C Compressor and Clutch Assembly NOTE: Internal A/C compressor components are not serviced separately. The FS-10 A/C compressor is serviced only as an assembly. The A/C clutch pulley, A/C clutch ...

    Spring Lock Coupling
    A/C Compressor and Clutch Assembly NOTE: Internal A/C compressor components are not serviced separately. The FS-10 A/C compressor is serviced only as an assembly. The A/C clutch pulley, A/C clutch ...

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    Component Tests
    Inspection and Verification 1. Verify the customer concern by operating the engine to duplicate the condition. 2. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical damage. Refer to the following chart. Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical ...

    Assembly
    Disassembly 1. Remove the retaining ring above fifth gear. 2. CAUTION: Hand tighten the special tool to prevent gear damage. CAUTION: Support the output shaft while using the press to prevent damage to the shaft or gears. Using the special tool, press fifth ...

    General Maintenance Information
    General Maintenance Information NOTE: This is a generic maintenance schedule for all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. There may be items listed that do not apply to all vehicles. The Normal Schedule applies to operation of the vehicle under typical, every ...