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When running the air conditioner the system works fine, but when shut off their seems to be a pully (metal on metal sound that is making an awful racket. As soon as air condition put back on, no longer there? what would be the problem? is it expensive to fix.

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Could be the ac compressor going bad. had it go out in my honda civic and got a quote for 750

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