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I Have the same thing (archive)

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Posted by Fred 1988 735iL on August 11, 2001 at 07:17:05:

In Reply to: Grinchy noise when a/c is on posted by BimmerLover on August 11, 2001 at 01:11:15:

I bought the car like that , making this noise , 2 years ago. i took it to a AC place and they told me i would need a new compressor soon.
well ... i knew that already couz i had a similar problem on ford taurus that i owned before , noisy compressor then it locked up screwed the belts , and put metal debris inside the whole system.
now, after 2 years having the ac working perfectly (but noisy) my compressor finally died.
the noise is 10x louder and it smells real real bad. like burning rubber
i posted a message asking where to get a compressor.
so let it like that until you feel that you HAVE to replace it .


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