Question about 2002 Toyota Highlander
I was told I need a new compressor because of the rattle (piston related) is what the mechanic told me. Is this correct? I see lots of people have been told it's to replace the compressor when that isn't the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like the mechanic may have left the upper strut nut a bit loose, you may want to ask him to check it, but be nice, Toyota had some problems with upper strut mounts. These are on the top of the strut, they hold them to the body of the car. Unfortunately you have to remove and disassemble the struts to replace them. You could try asking your mechanic to just replace the one side and try it. I'm pretty sure that's your problem and he may give you a break since he's done all the other work. There is also a bulletin on a rattle from the side view mirror, but I think since this just started with the strut job, the mount is your most likely cause.
Google: toyota upper strut mount rattle
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: SuburbaNn AC problem
check your air gap on the compressor pulley where the clutch and pulley meet. you should be able to fit a postcard in between it. if thats good then check your tensioner. there should be lines on it to tell if its wore out
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
The rattling sound coming from the a/c system may be a sign of a failing blower, or there might be an object hitting the blades.
This can be inspected by an a/c technician, or if you are patient enough, you can check it yourself. Many automotive a/c blowers are located behind your vehicle's dashboard glove box.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
SOURCE: Air Condition Hot Air
there is a updated ac relay for that, go to your toyota dealer and buy a new mgt relay its located in the fuse box in the engine bay on the drivers side.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
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