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Started truck cold put defroster on heard belt sqeak

Then after awhile the belt broke and fell off. I checked the bearings on the alternator,tensioner, and they seemed fine, but then I was told that the air conditioning unit will come on when the defroster is on so is the clutch on the airconditioner gone? any suggestion

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  • hamlinjj May 11, 2010

    It might just have been an old, cold belt. Try putting on a new one before suspecting the A/C.



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Yes that s true there is a ac pump and when the clutch starts going bad it will run and all the sudden just freeze up and it will snap belts right off... you just have to goto the junk yard and get a ac pump there not very expensive ..

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