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    A/C fuse blown

    Hey guys/gals.. I hope you can guide me in the right direction. The other day i noticed my air conditioning had gone out. I had a new compressor put in no more than a year and a half ago. All had been fine and there was no sign that it was going bad. From one day to the next it quit. I noticed that at the same time my cruise control failed to engage. I pulled the a/c / cruise fuse in the engine bay fuse box and found that the 15A mini blade fuse had blown. I replaced the fuse, turned on the car and a/c and noticed there was no cooling. I turned off the car and checked the fuse to find it had blown again. I know there is most likely a short... but can anyone tell me where to check first? I have not done any work to the car recently.. and all other systems seem fine. I replaced the ls1 with and ls6 but that was over 4k miles ago.. and i had the tranny rebuilt and replaced all the hydrulics with tick perf. products. That was at least 1500 miles ago.. any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated..


    Thanks..

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    You might have to trace the wires from that fuse receptacle and look for any exposed wiring or a bad ground.

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    Its somewhat common for a bad AC compressor clutch coil to draw too much current and blow the fuse. Try unplugging the AC compressor and see it the fuse blows or not.

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    can the a/c compressor clutch coil be drawing more current because of a bad idler pulley? I have one pulley that is squealing and it has a real stubborn torx bolt that i can't break with the tools i have. The compressor belt is riding on the back side of this pulley.. it is the upper pulley of the two used by the compressor.

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    nope. The clutch coil is just an electromagnet that sucks the clutch into the pulley. The pulley doesn't move.

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    is the clutch replaceable on a 2002 camaro or is it only available as a compressor/clutch assembly?

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    I think you can replace it on its own.

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