Q: When I turn on the car, is cold and I turn on the AC and I acceletare the can make rattle

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When I turn on the car, is cold and I turn on the AC and I acceletare the can make rattle noise. When the car temperture us normal and during driving it doesn't sound. But it does it every single time the car starts.

My car has 67000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is a common sound when the AC compressor clutch is going out. This can happen for a number of reasons. The noise you are hearing may also be a worn out idler pulley, a squeaky belt, or the compressor itself beginning to fail. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the noise firsthand for an accurate repair.

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