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The AC Belt seems to freeze up intermittedly when the AC clutch kicks on and off.

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  • ronald_pate Aug 05, 2010

    Thanks! I thought that may be one reason. But I was also wondering if the clutch switch or low coolant could cause this problem?



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The bearings in your ac compressor are going bad

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