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Making scraping noise, looks like some kind of packing behind the outermost plate sticking out and looks like little metal flakes around the area. My son just bought this car and I am wondering if there is a way to bypass the a/c compressor so it just won't keep turning as I am sure it will seeze up if it goes like it is. Also the driver side window wont' hand crank up and down without messing with the window. When cranking it up you have to raise up on the front part of the window to get it up. I assume something in the window crank mechanism either broke or came loose. Where can I find out how to get the door panel off to check it out. Thank you

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There should be a belt diagram somewhere on the front of the vehicle grill under the hood or on the hood its self that shows how to bypass the ac compressor also it requires a smaller belt it should give you the sizes with or without the ac compressor on the tag, if you tell me what kind of vehicle is it, i can help find a belt diagram for it. The door panels usually have 2-4 screws that will be in or behind the door handle on the part of the door that is non visable when shut and in the top corner next to the dash the hand cranks have to come off and the rest should be clips that hold it on, the window guides may be bent, the window may have fallen off of the guides or the mechanism may be broken.

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