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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-03, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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Air Conditioner motor noise

Hello All,

A while ago I posted a thread about a noisy drive belt. Well I've traced it to the air con (here is where my lack of technical knowledge will show) and it is coming from the part that spins on the drive belt on the front. If I spray some silicon lubricant on it, the noise stop for a while... has anyone pulled these units out and replaced this part? Do I lose air con gas if I pull the whole air con motor out? If I did, I'm not going todo this.

Anyway.. anyone have thoughts.. experiences. Thanks!

BTW. Its a 97 el XR6.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-03, 06:29 AM
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Re: Air Conditioner motor noise

Pulley bearings. Time for a new compressor and a regass. Expensivee $$$$$.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-03, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Serious? Thats really f@#$ed :) I was afraid of that!

Its damn loud so I may have no choice. I noticed if I sprayed silicon lubricant on the belt on other areas on the line (e.g power steering, pulley tensioner) then it quietened also. Maybe its just crap in the tracks?? Its unusual that the lube would quieten bearings if the belt is sprayed?
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Re: Air Conditioner motor noise

a dry belt can be very noisy sometimes , try replacing your belt with a new one first. if that doesn't work, and it is only your pulley bearing, you can replace that .bearing is about $40, no need for a new compressor. if the noise is there all the time and not only when you turn the a/c on , it is probably only your pulley bearing. or dry belt.
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Cool, maybe it is just a dry belt. When I changed my tension pulleys.. it was quiet for ages.. then it started again. Odd.
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Re: Air Conditioner motor noise

ive got a similar problem , when i turn my compressor on it makes like an explosion sound (only for a second) and recently the compressor has started to "howl" as engine revs go up and down.....

Any ideas guys?

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