A/C clutch removal tool

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Mon Aug 8 18:01:31 EDT 2005

> From: Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net>
> I'm having no luck finding a substitute method for removing the A/C clutch
> on my 200q20v.  The VW 1623 tool threads into the clutch and has a smaller
> threaded push rod that pushes against the compressor shaft to remove the
> clutch.  The thread inside the clutch apparently is a 24 mm with a 2.5
> pitch.  I thought a bolt that size could be drilled and tapped to make my
> own extracting tool.  However, no fastener supplier locally has or can get
> a 24 mm X 2.5 pitch bolt for me.   I had no problem holding the clutch
> steady with waterpump pliers  to remove its retaining nut.  Any suggestions?

HBF has some pressed on pulley removal kits for about $20. which may have
your required adaptor to the internal thread.  Check with their CS.
Metric tool suppliers?


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