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11-02-2011, 03:55 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 (,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.

11-02-2011, 04:14 PM
Sounds like your A/C compressor clutch is gone. Does the noise go away or improve when you turn on the A/C?

11-02-2011, 04:23 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

11-02-2011, 04:23 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.