Q: will an air compressor failure cause a diving issue

asked by on October 04, 2016

My car was making a loud rumbling noise and my Ford dealership said it was due to the water pump and the transmission mounting being crushed and the air conditioning compressor failing. They stated that my car could stop suddenly if I did't replace the air condiontioning compressor and are charging me $730.00 for it's replacement. I've had the AC on recently with no issues. Are they being truthful?

Car is making a noise Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there. The pulley bearing on the compressor may be bad and you might only need the new clutch and pulley if your A/C is still cold. You may not need the compressor unless the compressor is knocking inside in which case you should replace compressor assembly with a new clutch set. You may want to take the car to another mechanic to get a second opinion from a local expert in order to verify the cause of the noise.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

CEL - P2092 code

There is a high likely hood that the camshaft position actuator for bank 2 is bad. This actuator controls oil flow to a camshaft phaser which controls the engine timing. If there is a malfunction with the timing of the...

My car is accelerating on its own.

Inasmuch as you are writing in about uncommanded (aka, "unintended") acceleration, I can tell you the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of the Federal agencies that tracks vehicle defects, would love to hear from you. You can file an...

Why would one cylinder not get spark on my 1998 Ford Escort

Hello. If you are getting good spark out of the other 3 wires and not that one in particular then that is typically a coil issue. Your ignition system uses the waste spark method meaning two plugs always fire together,...

My car will not start. Replaced battery and starter

Hi, thanks for writing in. It is possible that your ignition switch may have failed. An electrical fault with the ignition switch could cause a fuse to pop. It is not recommended to replace a fuse with a higher amperage...

Car won't start after fuel pump and fuel filter has been replaced

Hey there: Sometimes when even the best mechanics complete service a small wire or component may have been removed accidentally which can cause a vehicle to not start. If your engine is not cranking over, it's likely that the ignition...

Electronic throttle control light on

The throttle body is the part that allows and controls the entry of air into the engine. Throttle bodies have a butterfly valve inside them that opens when the gas pedal is pressed and closes when it is released. Your...

Oil pan leaking

When an oil pan starts to leak the cause would be the oil pan gasket. This is a thin piece of metal/rubber that fits between the bottom of the engine block and the top of the oil pan. When all...

My car is skipping - do I need new spark plug wires?

Old or faulty spark plug wires can definitely be a cause for the engine to misfire, however there are numerous other reasons that may also cause this to happen. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue...

Can a bad fuel pump cause overheating and loss of coolant.

Hello. We will be happy to help you. The coolant system and the fuel system are unrelated. If one is malfunctioning it will not have an effect on the other one. The fuel pump is also not belt driven, I...

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cruise Control Vacuum Bleed Switch
Common signs include cruise control disengaging on its own or not disengaging when the pedal is pressed, and a hissing noise coming from the dash.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Plumber
Plumbers Plumbers need to carry around all manner of tools and supplies. If you’re plumbing a large building, or even a decent sized home, you’re going to need a vehicle that has quite a bit of cargo capacity. A car...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Taurus
The The Ford Taurus received something of a revival over the past several years, and it has become one of the family sedan staples in the United States. It’s a beautiful and bold looking vehicle that offers a wealth of...