Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: 1993 Taurus GL A/C
The compressor should be making a certain amount of noise, but unless you have a really quiet engine, you shouldn't be able to hear it over the engine without some sort of assistance. Could be a bearing or a seal going on the compressor if you're hearing it over engine noise. Compressors should be lasting much longer than that, my Pontiac's got over 100K on it and going strong. If you're eating a quality compressor that quick, you need to look at your idlers and pulley alignment. particularly with which ever precedes the compressor on the drive belt.
Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?
Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?