Alright, here is my attempt at a write up. You will need your standard sockets and wrenches, screwdrivers, BFG or press, Snap ring pliers. Specialty tools include are the clutch plate puller kit.
And the AC Pulley/Hub puller
First clean the threads on the inside of the clutch plate out nicely so the puller can be installed.
Thread in the correct size puller tool and remove the clutch plate.
I decided to replace the clutch plate on mine because it looked fairly worn. As I suspected this was the source of the dragging noise I heard. After this was removed, the pulley spun freely without noise. But I chose to proceed with replacing the bearing
(worn clutch plate)
Once the clutch plate is out, remove the snap ring that holds the A/C compressor pulley in place.
Set the pulley puller up on the A/C compressor pulley and remove the pulley.
Use a Press or Hammer and other appropriate tool to remove the bearing from the puller. I had two options, the first being a large socket and the other is my custom made crank pulley install tool. The bearing comes out the front of the pulley.
There are several tangs on the front of the pulley that are there to hold the bearing in, they will be flattened out by the removal process.
Now use the press/BFH and appropriate tool to install the new bearing in the pulley. It should be pressed in until it bottoms out. The A/C compressor pulley can now be reinstalled on the compressor. Mine did not take much force to reinstall and I used a rubber mallet to tap it back onto the compressor. If yours does not go on freely, you could probably use the clutch plate install tool and large washer to press it on. Then reinstall the snap ring.
In order to proceed with installing the clutch plate, there is a key that needs to be removed from the clutch plate
Use a hammer and punch (or durable screwdriver) to remove this key from the clutch plate.
Install the key in the slot on the shaft of the compressor
Make sure the threads on the end of the compressor shaft are clean. Set the clutch plate (old or new) on the shaft so the keyway lines up with the key on the shaft. Assemble the clutch plate install tool and thread it onto the shaft of the compressor.
Tighten the clutch plate down onto the compressor until there is .020-.030Ē between the clutch plate and the AC compressor pulley. Less clearance may cause a dragging noise, more clearance may cause the clutch not to engage
Here are the instructions included with the puller tool.
I was able to get both these tools as rentals from Autozone. I tried to get them from AdvanceAuto first, but they did not have them available. I am getting my replacement parts form rockauto.