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When my compressor kicks on it makes a loud noise but my ac is cold and blows good?

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The compressor may be going out, this is not a common issue with Nissan products, but the parts are man make, thus subject to defect. You may just need some compressor oil. You can buy it at just about any auto parts store and put it in yourself.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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Could be bearing starting to go bad in your AC compressor. Keep an eye on it, so it doesn't totally trash belt when it finally lets go. Consider replacing AC compressor and in near future

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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