Compressor Bearing Replacement
As I had hoped, it was no big deal. The main thing I forgot was to undo the front nut while I still had the belt on and a battery fitted, to hold the drive clutch for me. Otherwise it is pretty tedious to get off. After that - the drive plate wriggled off, circlip holding bearing on compressor removed; had expected to have to pull the pulley off, but it also wriggled off easily. Another wire clip at the back of the pulley, push the bearing out. If you also have a Japanese compressor, the bearing is a Nachi 40BGS11G - $17 here. Reverse the procedure. Very easy if you have some pipe of the right dia to drive the bearing back into the pulley, and even more important to drive the bearing inner race back onto the compressor nose squarely, and fully. Replace the front circlip, drive plate onto its key, washer and nut. Dont forget the spacer washers behind the drive plate - there is a bit in the manual about checking the clearance to the pulley. With the front pan off, there is fairly good access, but easier the higher in the air you have it.
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