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2003 Dodge Durango A/C started to smoke

I have a 2003 Dodge Durango and last week on Saturday it was really hot here in Philadelphia PA. I was driving and had my AC on blowing at max level. It was on for a long while and when I was in traffic at a stop light smoke started to come from under the hood. I pulled over and it looked like it was coming from the AC compressor. It had a burnt rubbery smell. I let the engine cool down and started to drive with the AC off. I turned the AC on and it works pretty good. It blows cold air. However it does sound squeaky. My concern is that it will go soon. Do you think it could be just the clutch on the AC unit or the compressor?

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There are a lot of variables with A/C concerns. Without being able to answer these, the smoke you saw was originating from the clutch? If so, can you see any kind of oil seeping from the seal behind it? You might also look for oil stains on the hood blanket above the compressor. If there is oil present, you may have a seal leaking causing premature clutch failure. Since you were in traffic at a stop, you might want to check the condensor and the radiator for any kind of obstruction. Also that the fan is coming on when the pressure starts to rise. If you have an oil leak it might be a good time to replace the compressor. If not, it could be just an early clutch and bearing failure. Also, don't forget to check the belt for overheat damage.

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