Can the air conditioner compressor clutch on a 308 be repaired? How? I used the a/c extensively on a trip a few weeks ago and the a/c failed after about 300 miles. Inspection shows that the v-belt completely melted and stuck itself on the crankshaft and idler pulleys. After removing the melted belt, I confirmed that the idler wheel turns freely. The compressor pulley made a soft scraping sound when rotated by hand. I replaced the belt, confirmed good belt tension and started the car. With the air conditioning off, everything stayed normal. When I turn the a/c on, the a/c clutch and compressor made a metal-on-metal noise. It sounded to me like the clutch plates were slipping. The a/c system appeared to be blowing cold air so it appeared that the compressor was circulating refrigerant per normal vehicle operation. When I shut off the car and felt the a/c clutch after 2 or 3 minutes of operation, the clutch had become too hot to touch. I let things cool and confirmed the clutch stays cool with a/c off and gets very hot when the a/c is on. It does not appear that the belt is slipping. Any help or advice is welcome. Yes, I searched the threads but most of them are a decade old with not much in the way of repair help so I am hoping others have found solutions since then.