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Old 07-19-2012, 06:13 PM
crs5 crs5 is offline
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Default 02 XLT A/C Compressor Question..

So im from TX where your constantly running your ac 10 of the 12 months so mine has got some good use to it.. I notice when im driving with the AC on that there is a little chirp that is coming from the engine area. I have just diagnosed the issue with one quick step and need to know where to go from here...

I unplugged the electrical clip that connects to the front of the compressor, drove around a little bit on it... no chirp. Just to make sure it wasn't a coincidence i plugged the clip back in... now it chirps.

I do not know nearly anything when it comes to A/C components so this is where this lovely site comes in hand. I was wondering if there is any ac gurus out there that might be able to give me a little trouble shooting guide on what I can do to make this chirp go away, and if this means I need to make some repairs.

I really appreciate all the help in advance and hopefully can use some ideas to fix this issue that I am having. THANKS!
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:48 AM
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Im not really familiar with A/C components either but I had sort of a hammering sound when I ran the A/C that went away. My mechanic said it sounds like the tensioner was going. It's basically a wheel at the bottom of the belt which adjust when the A/C is on to compensate for the extra torque your compressor puts on the engine. Maybe your belt is squeaking there? Like I said I'm nowhere near an expert. Just a thought.

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: 02 XLT A/C Compressor Question..

ac pulley maybe??


or the ac clutch pulley combo gettin squeaky
oops! 2000 4x4 4.0 8.8 3.73 gears 7 inches of lift 4 suspension and 3 body. 33x12.50.15 bfg all terrains. CB MORE TO COME. IMO im always right.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:11 PM
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Your ac clutch may be going out.
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