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Air conditioner compressor problems? (archive)

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Posted by Zach H on May 24, 2001 at 17:04:51:

I started hearing a hideous squeeling noise. I looked under the hood and it appears that the pulley for the air conditioner compressor is slipping. The belt seems maybe a tiny bit loose, but not that loose. It spins the pulley a little bit and it turns kind of erratically. If I shut down the engine and restart it, it works for awhile until I rev the engine, then it starts again. It also goes away when I turn off the A/C. Has anyone had this problem or have any ideas what is going wrong? Just a loose belt, or compressor trouble? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Zach Hadley

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