Question about 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
When the ac is on the car makes a noise kind of like squeeking, but louder. when you turn off the ac it is no longer evident. The ac works well with no noticeable problems. wondering if it is a belt or something or the ac compressor. I'm shying away from taking it to the dealer as I don't want to really know how much it is going to cost, but would like to find out the problem.
I think the noise is most likely from the drive belt, the reason it makes noise with the AC on is that it takes 5 horsepower or more to run the AC compressor, this puts a heck of the load on the belt, as the belt ages it gets hard and polished, this causes slippage, and squeal, esp when a load is on the belt like the AC.
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Posted on Aug 07, 2008
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