Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: AC compressor not spinning on 2000 Suzuki Esteem

asked by on

My serpentine belt broke a few days ago. I'm having 1.8l AC compressor problems. I noticed it was the air conditioning pump when I installed the new belt. The AC pulley wasn’t spinning. So I'm going to try and do this without buying a new air conditioning pump. Do you have any suggestions or ideas?

Your best fix is going to be replacing the air conditioning compressor assembly as a whole. They can be removed and rebuilt, but where you save buying a new compressor you spend a bit more in manual labor. Before doing this, I would consult an expert, such as one from YourMechanic, to inspect your AC system in person. From there, they can replace the AC compressor for you as necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I can't find a lever on the steering wheel to lower it

Not all vehicles are equipped with a tilt or lowering steering wheel. If the vehicle is equipped with a steering column that has a tilt function you will see a lever on the center bottom of the column behind the...

Q: Car windows not going up or down

Being that none of the windows roll up or down, its more likely that the fuse controlling the main power supply to the windows could be blown. If the fuse is blown, it blew out for a reason. An electrical...

Q: Hello ... My car is a 2001 Suzuki Esteem it turns cranks up and go in to gear on the shift but it will not go forward or backward

It is possible that a transmission selector control cable, the lever to the cable, or the transmission itself was affected. These possibilities could be ruled in or out if you request a transmission shift diagnostic. If the cable or lever...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...