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What's the CHEAPEST fix for my loud ac compressor?

My Mustang was making a flutter.. that is now a loud constant clanging. Stopped at a shop and they say it's my ac compressor. What is my cheapest fix? Can I bypass the ac compressor with a different serpentine belt? Can I replace the ac pulley with a pulley not attached to the ac? What's the CHEAPEST way to stop the noise? Also, the car is bogging down when accelerating and I have an intermittent low battery light. Is this caused by the bad ac? Is my compressor bad or just the pulley? Any help would be much appreciated.

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I have a2004 mustang with a 3.9 making the same noise,and the shop replaced the AC compressor and all belt tensioners. I found that the noise is the timing chain tensionors .

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

  • Bill Oct 28, 2012

    How did you know it was the timing chain tensioner?

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Oct 28, 2012

    first everything was replaced and the noise was still there. I took off the serpentine belt and ran the engine and the noise was there I can hear it behind,I checked on line and found a TBI on it

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