Macadoo wrote:Well crud, I have power getting to the clutch.
I had that same sinking feeling only a couple of months ago.
The AC clutch is a separately replaceable part, so if you take it to a shop, my advice is to not let them talk you into the more expensive job of a full compressor replacement. Granted, there may be other things wrong with the AC system you can't know about until the clutch is working, but I think it is worth the chance that the clutch is the only thing wrong, based on my one data point that the clutch was the only thing wrong with mine
Don't know what a shop would charge for that job, perhaps a couple of hours of not cheap labor. GM part number is 88972204, and the GM list price for the AC clutch kit is about $200, but you can get the part cheaper on line. Pretty sure Toyota used a different compressor, so although quite often parts from a Matrix or corolla will fit the vibe, this is one case where you need the GM part.
Also, the clutch is basically a large solenoid, the coil is a sealed unit, don't bother hoping it can be fixed by means other than replacing it. Mine developed an open in the winding somewhere