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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Suspension Air Compressor
If your car is riding lower than usual, making abnormal sounds, and its compressor won't start, you may need to replace the air suspension compressor.
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Pressure Switch
If the AC is cutting on and off rapidly, unable to cool the cabin, or failing to turn on the compressor, you should replace your AC pressure switch.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor
Common signs include higher than normal cabin temperatures, loud noises when the compressor is running, and the compressor clutch not moving.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor Belt
If the belt has cracking on the ribs, chunks missing, or abrasions on the back or sides, your AC compressor belt may need replacing.
Signs of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor Relay
Common signs include inconsistent cooling, not hearing a click from the compressor turning on, and no cold air.
How to Do a Compression Test
A compression test diagnoses many engine problems. If a compression test is below the manufacturer's specifications, there's an internal engine issue.
How to Replace an Air Suspension Air Compressor
Signs of a bad air suspension air compressor include a car that rides low or when a car's ride height doesn't change when its load changes.
How to Replace a Car Air Conditioning (AC) Compressor
If the AC compressor fails, it can cause the air conditioning system not to work. This article covers how to locate, remove, and install a compressor.

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Serpentine Belt replacement
It depends. In scenario no. 1, let's assume the compressor itself is seized and will not turn. In that scenario, so long as the bearing that allows the compressor CLUTCH to rotate freely is good AND you NEVER attempt to...
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Frozen ac pump
If the a/c compressor pulley does not turn and is seized you will need to see if the inside compressor clutch shaft is seized or the compressor pulley bearing is seized. Sometimes the pulley bearing seizes and ruins the front...
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Knocking noise turning left 2009 Saturn Vue
Hello - the "knocking sound when turning left" is most likely a failing outer CV joint on the left, or driver side, of the vehicle. Turning, while accelerating, is hard on these joints. The CV joint/axle assembly will need to...
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ac compressor clutch not engaging
Let's assume the clutch is not engaging. The clutch coil should simply be tested to determine if coil failure is the cause and it's easy to do. The integrity of the clutch coil can be tested on the car using...
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I had my AC compressor replaced a week ago car is now squealing very loudly.
If you turned on the defrost then you turned on the compressor power. The compressor would not have come on though since there is no refrigerant in the system. The belt squeal may be a belt tensioner not putting pressure...
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Car loses some engine power when the blower is turned on.
A minor loss of power when the fan is engaged is probably due to the air conditioning compressor. When the air conditioning, or the heater, is switched on, it activates the compressor. The light squeal is most likely coming from...
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Serpentine belt, froze ac compressor
It is possible to bypass the compressor by removing the old compressor and installing a compressor bypass pulley. The pulley will bolt in the same location as the compressor. You may want to have the compressor pulley checked to see...
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We have replaced the compressor in my husband's Toyota Tacoma 3 times in as many years. What could cause them to keep failing? 2001 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - when the AC compressor fails, it can deposit a fairly large amount of metallic debris throughout the AC piping and components. It is VERY difficult, even with chemical flushes, and added filters, to get all the grit out...
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Do I need to keep refrigerant in my A/C compressor during winter months
The refrigerant inside the compressor has nothing to do with the compressor pulley turning freely when the compressor is not engaged. If the pulley is not turning free then the bearing inside the pulley will need to be replaced. If...
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Noises from the ac 2004 Saturn Vue
Hi there - if the compressor is making rattling or clanking noises this indicates an upcoming failure of the compressor. Yes, it will eventually seize or otherwise fail, possibly breaking the belt when it does. When the compressor fails, bits...
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Air conditioning system stopped cooling and blows hot air even while adding refrigerant.
Hi there. Check the air conditioning system for any signs of leaks. Check all of the hoses and see if any of them have a hole rubbed in them. Check the compressor for any signs of leaks around the clutch...
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Can you car still run if the ac compressor belt breaks
Hello. The car will not successfully run without a serpentine belt. The car may continue to run for a moment if the ac compressor belt breaks, but not for long. The belt also powers the alternator, which supplies engine with...
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AC compressor "always ON"
Hello, thank you for writing in. Ford runs the A/C compressor in almost every setting. The concept is that it will dehumidify the air in defrost mode, and help keep the humidity down with the heat running. It runs in...
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how many bolts is there on the A/C compressor on a 95 astro van?
You will have a hidden bolt on the very back of the compressor. The bolt is a small L bracket bolted to engine and back of compressor.
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Smoke from engine and checked with nearby line lube express in petrol station. They said it's a problem with AC compressor bearing.
Hi there. The seal on the compressor to the air conditioning system has a leak and caused the oil and refrigerant to leak out of the compressor. The bearings on the compressor shaft are lubricated with the oil in the...
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How much AC Flush is required for a vehicle flush?
You should not need more than 1 quart of flush. The brand does not matter. They are all made from the same chemicals.
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AC compressor failure
Hello. Yes, all of the things listed are usually recommended when replacing an AC compressor. AC systems are very sealed and pressurized, and taking the precaution to replace the associated components helps prevent any premature failure's of any sort. The...
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Is there any reason that a transmission fluid leak issue has to do with needing a a/c compressor replacement? 2008 Jeep Liberty
Hi there - these 2 faults are NOT connected. A transmission fluid leak will not cause AC compressor failure. You are not getting good advice from whoever told you this - not to be trusted. A transmission fluid leak can...
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Does bad AC compressor makes the steering stiff
It is possible that the compressor is beginning to lock up and the belt is slipping on the pulley. This can cause a burnt rubber smell, as well as some smoke. When the belt spins on a locked up pulley,...
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In my 2008 LR3 car every new ac compressor gets burnt or blown off when fixed. I have changed the condenser and the coil but the s
The fastest way to get to the bottom of this is to request an air conditioning system inspection. The cause depends on which component is failing. If it is the a/c clutch, then yes the cause could be electrical and/or...

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