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Today my A/C compressor started making noises, whats happening is when the A/C is off the clutch squeals a bit and turns a bit too. When I kick the A/C on the Clutch engages right away, the noise goes away, but when it cycles off it makes the noise again and starts to turn slowly. Also I have a Serp belt one size smaller than the stock one. and still the idler pully is very close to the bolt that hold the A/C compressor.
Idler pully bad?
any other ideas?
Best place to get an A/C compressor?

Joe

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One tip of advice that I can give is don't put it off. I put it off for a couple of years in my Cavalier and one day it locked up(not a pretty sound).
 

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She locked up on me today, didnt sound pretty. not somthing I can really do myself, I've never had any expirence with A/C. Looks like Its going to be around $500 to fix including everything. I just dropped it off.

Joe

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[This message has been edited by Grannynational (edited January 23, 2002).]
 

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That sucks man. The compressor probably ran pout of oil. Mine did that to me last year. Not a pleasent sound, or small to boot
A/C compressors are pretty expensive unless you can find a decent used one. And if you haven't already, its probably best to convert to R134a refergerant. HTH

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Work has been completed, I switched over to R-134a and it blows 48 degrees out the vents


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is there any way to prevent that?
 

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have your system checked for leaks, whent he refrigerant leaks out so does the oil. and if not when you have your system recharged make sure the through the refrigerent oil in too.

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My A/C system has been apart and off the car for about 4 years. It is going back together with a rebuilt engine. What should I do to get the AC operating again? Do I replace all the o-rings? Is there a kit to do this or one made when going to R-134a?
Can I check things out ahead of time before I get everything put together? Thanks

paul
 

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Just get a complete Retro fit for 134, and it should come with everything.

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