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WHEN I TURN THE AIR ON, THE CAR MAKES A SCRAPING SOUND .

THE SOUND IS NEAR THE RADIATOR.

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  • MICHELLE Feb 18, 2009

    THE CAR RUNS GOOD. AS SOON AS YOU TURN THE AIR ON IT MAKES THIS LOUD NOISE.

  • Stan Moffett May 11, 2010

    does it make this scraping sound any other time

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I have to agree with hotrodtod also to verify if it a/c clutch turn on the defroster and see if the scraping sound is still there also you can raise the hood and visible look and a/c compressor see if it is making racket if not look at your fan and see if it is turning or trying to turn but be careful fan can start turning at any time
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Sounds like clucth on air conditioning may be going out also could be blower motor

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