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When the ac is off on malibu 1998 it make loud noise someone told me it is the compressor or it is the clutch? i can see metal powder around the compressor clutch

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They are correct, it is the compressor. It is possible it is the clutch or it could be coming from a bearing and will most likely have to be replaced. If it only does it when it is off then it is most likely the clutch.

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