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A/c inop squeal from engine compartment

Lost a/c checked fuse and was blown. compressor kicked in no cool air, next town i stopped made a noise after restart. noise went away, only to come back louder and all the time is it a critical issue or a convenience of a/c

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A high-pitched squeal could indicate a blown A/C clutch or a seizing compressor. Also, check adequate coolant pressure/amount in the system. The a/c gagues are inexpensive and available at auto parts stores and some Wal-Marts. I assume the blown fuse was for the compressor switch, this could be caused by either a temporarily seized compressor (ie: clutch) or inadequate coolant/lubricant in the system.

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