Originally Posted by plowboy1983
Bought the van private. It is turning freely when the engine is running.
did you get it running? if the compressor itself is turning freely then it must be the clutch that is broken.
i had the same problem. smelled burning plastic and so on. the smell comes from the clutch when it broke. i did go under the van and saw that the clutch had lots of black like rubber or blastic stuff on it. the same stuff made the smell.