[V8] AC compressor noise- help

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Mon Jun 12 18:04:17 EDT 2006

... does this mean that the noise does not switch on and off with the compressor?  If that is indeed the case the problem may be with the accessory (serpentine) belt or another bearing.  

AFAIK both my V8s are running with the original A/C without service as well ... 

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)
>  For the first time this year I turned on the AC and
> it started to blow cold. After about 15 hwy miles the
> air was no longer blowing cold. When I got home to
> take a look I noticed the compressor making a bunch of
> noise. To my knoledge the system is all original and
> has never been     recharged or retrofitted. The noise
> is bad enough for me to not want to drive the car
> anywhere. Any Ideas on how to proceed on a self
> diagnosis and fix?

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