Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Regarding Car AC

asked by on

In my maruthi alto, when i switch on the AC, i am getting squeaky noise and AC belt breaks frequently. What could be the problem?
My car has a manual transmission.

A: The basic problem is likely that the AC com...

The basic problem is likely that the AC compressor is putting too much load on the belt, causing it to slip, then fail. This condition could be caused by an "over-filled" AC system with too much refrigerant, creating high operating pressures, or a failing AC compressor, which may be partially seized or seizing.

I would recommend having your A/C issue inspected by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, to diagnose this problem, get an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs. YourMechanic.com can dispatch a mobile, professional mechanic to your location for this repair.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Replacement AC compressor labor cost

The AC may have a leak somewhere that is causing the AC to cycle on and off. The compressors on these vehicles are known to go bad and contaminate the entire system with compressor internal parts. The system will need...

Q: I have installed new shocks in my Baleno but it still seems uncomfortable and my engine is so noisy

The engine could be noisy for many reasons, but the most common noise is when the engine mounts are worn out or broken. This causes the engine to vibrate the cradle in the engine compartment, making a noise. As...

Q: Engine skipping.

The skipping you are feeling is the engine misfiring. Your engine coils, plugs and plug boots may need replaced. The valve covers may also be leaking oil into the spark plug holes and the cause of the miss fire. I...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...