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Loud grinding noise

The car is making a loud grinding noise from the front right side around ac unit with the belt. Can't tell if that unit or unit below it.

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The best way to check this is to remove the serpintine belt from the engine (be sure to make note of how it is routed around the pulleys.......most cars have a diagrahm siticker to show the routing under the hood some where).then give each of the pulleys a spin by hand,the only pulley you shouldnt be able to turn by hand is the one on the very bottom of the engine(Crank Pulley).all of the others should spin freely...if any of them feel tight or have a funny feel to them that is likely your problem.....keep in mind if you continue to drive it the way it is the bad acessory will make itself known,melt the belt off of the car and leave you stranded....as i type im also thinking you could be low on power steering fluid does the cars noise change if you turn the wheels while sitting idling? if so check the power steering fluid.......If neither of these things seem to be the problem.It could be the a\c clutch making some noise.....if a\c is unused for a while rust can build up between the pulley and the a\c clutch.If so simply turn on the a\c for a while and the friction should remove the rust and remedy the problem providing the a\c is charged and functioning properly........
hope this helps...Good Luck!

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