Noisy A/C Compressor

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Jan 19 22:21:17 EST 2004

> From: Phil Rose <pjrose at> wrote:
> How cold is "cold weather"; since when it's below about 45 F, I
> believe the A/C compressor is forced to be inoperative, in which case
> I'd be a little skeptical of there being an audible compressor (or
> clutch?) problem. If it is still warm enough to operate the A/C (do
> you have the climate control turned to "auto"?),  you should check
> drive-belt tension, to rule out slippage (is it squealing)? This can
> tend to be heard during startup.
Phil, the only accessory possibly demanding high torque at startup is the

> Phil

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