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Re: Anyone know what this is?

> Yesterday, I turned off the AC in my '81 Coupe (yep, still hot here in CA) and
> heard a loud hissing sound like the air brakes on a truck. Now when I turn on
> the AC, I get cold air, but a lot of rumbling sounds like the compresser is
> falling apart inside. Anyone had this happen to them?

	I don't know what that noise really is, but mine does it too.
Sounds kind of like a few marbles and some low clunking rumbling
sounds, along with more than usual vibration?  If anyone knows anything
about failure modes of these old axial type compressors please let us know.