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AC compressor is making noise when put on, why

AC compressor is making noise when put on, why

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It may need some refridgerent oil put in,or the compressor is going bad.

Posted on May 31, 2010


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SOURCE: ac compressor pulley bearings bad, and pulley makes noise.

buy yourself a remanufactured A/C compressor, as you need specialized tools to rebuild and old compressor as well as the seals.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My serpintine belt started making a loud

One of the belt pulleys likely has a bad bearing. watch the pulleys for binding while it's running or remove the belt and check each pulley by hand. AC puts more strain on the belt...if the belt is not new and pulleys check out, (and tensioner is working properly) change the belt.

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yes you can just ask for the belt for the same car without ac and do not forget to ask for a belt diagram

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SOURCE: I just bot a 1997 monte carlo 6cyl dohc and it has

well, yes, if the issue is inside the compressor. If it is the compresser pulley, unplugging it will not help.

The compressor is needed for defrost and defog, as well as a/c.

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SOURCE: noisy power steering pump or ac compressor

most defintaly can be the AC compressor!!!!

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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We technicians get no compensation for our time, if this info is helpful or fixes the issue please rate me, thanks

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