Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Re: AC noises
i wouldnt say its the belt, more likely the pulley bearings, or the compressor bearing. keep in mind a compressor bearing is extremely hard to replace, and a reco compressor is about $200, a new one about $600, so change that $5 pulley bearing over first and see what results you get.
i had a problem with the plate the pulley sits on being bent, thus bringing the belt out of whack and giving me a squeaking sound. after ****ing around for ages, a mate suggested i bent the plate back - and it hasnt made a peep since.
so when looking directly down at the belt, where it comes off from the compressor and goes under the pulley, it should be dead straight down, not slightly towards the front or back... sort of hard to explain.