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ALindquist
11-02-2011, 04:55 PM
So I noticed this loud, obnoxious noise today, it starts when I turn off my fan inside. After briefly searching online it would seem that that's the A/C Compressor (https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=kjrmc&cp=6&gs_id=p&xhr=t&q=ac+compressor&tok=73_V6UtBeVREVQMzoaJo-A&safe=off&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=958&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi). Really just looking for a plan of attack here. Will it need to be replaced? Or part of it replaced?


1st video link is the part, 2nd is the noise itself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BSoZ0ch_XM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY9rS1Sk1uw

mfuller
11-02-2011, 05:14 PM
Sounds like your A/C compressor clutch is gone. Does the noise go away or improve when you turn on the A/C?

howley71489
11-02-2011, 05:23 PM
check the air gap between ur ac clutch and pully. i just had to adjust mine a couple weeks ago. iirc the air gap is suppose to be set at .020". u have to rent a ac clutch puller to adjust it

ALindquist
11-02-2011, 05:23 PM
The noise is only there when the fan inside is turned off, anything else (speeds 1-5) there's no noise. It fades in and out sometimes too, like in the 1st video, went for a few seconds then stopped.