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AC Compressor I have a 2003 Saturn Vue 4 cyl. manual transmission. Whenever I have the AC running there is an intermittent knocking noise. I believe the AC compressor vibrates when the knocking happens and it sounds like that is where the knocking is coming from. Does anyone know if this is my problem or what might be my next step in fixing this problem.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have some one ID the noise for sure, it could be the exhaust hitting something due to the extra load the AC puts on the engine.

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Try having someone kill the a/c while you check for the noise. if it stops then check further into the compressor where you said you thought it was coming from. It could be the bearings in the compressor clutch going out.

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