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Old 07-05-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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I just got off work and I noticed a rattle coming from my engine when I shut off my a/c. When I turn the a/c back on it stops... but if it's off it's extremely noisy. Here's a pic of the GENERAL area the rattling and noise is coming from... any help?
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Re: Problem!

do you see anything moving around that tensioner when the engine is running?
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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Your a/c compressor is down there it could probably be that. But we cant really kno the problem without lookin at it.
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do you see anything moving around that tensioner when the engine is running?
+1. Watch the tensioner for movement. .
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It's shaking a lot
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #6
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And actually it looked like the a/c clutch assembly could be shaking some, too, but the tensioner is definitely shaking the whole time.
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And actually it looked like the a/c clutch assembly could be shaking some, too, but the tensioner is definitely shaking the whole time.
Might just be a bad tensioner. I would start with that.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
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Re: Problem!

Thanks. I'll pick one up and see if that helps. Here is a vid of what it's doing, crappy quality because it's from my Droid, but if it looks like this isn't normal please let me know.

Thanks for all the help.

http://youtu.be/aluBwfZGn4E
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Lol it says video cannot be played on mobile...
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Oh yeah that sucks?! Well I replaced the belt, tensioner & idler... looks better but sounded like crap still. Removed the belt, reached down and spun the AC clutch assembly, sounded like a conan the barbarian sharpening his sword with a brick. So I know what's wrong... but don't have the tools or skills to fix it. Looks like I'll have to suffer with it until I can throw her in the shop.
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Oh yeah that sucks?! Well I replaced the belt, tensioner & idler... looks better but sounded like crap still. Removed the belt, reached down and spun the AC clutch assembly, sounded like a conan the barbarian sharpening his sword with a brick. So I know what's wrong... but don't have the tools or skills to fix it. Looks like I'll have to suffer with it until I can throw her in the shop.
Wow... Those rarely cause problems or go out. Just bad luck...
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Wow... Those rarely cause problems or go out. Just bad luck...
Yeah I can't believe it. Somehow I think the armadillo I hit a few weeks ago has something to do with it. Dang armadillo.
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So anyway here's what it looked like when I finished what I could get done in half an hour.
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Where do you live?
Oh sorry man, I didn't see your post. I live in Warner Robins, Georgia (20 miles south of Macon).
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Not sure if you use your ac alot but american muscle sells a compressor delete pulley. It would at least do for now until you replace the unit. You dont want that unit to lock up and shred your belt
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Not sure if you use your ac alot but american muscle sells a compressor delete pulley. It would at least do for now until you replace the unit. You dont want that unit to lock up and shred your belt
Thanks, but in Georgia if I didn't use the a/c I wouldn't be able to drive 9 months out of the year. Lol. She's going in the shop tomorrow.
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Not sure if you use your ac alot but american muscle sells a compressor delete pulley. It would at least do for now until you replace the unit. You dont want that unit to lock up and shred your belt
Compressor locked up, started blowing smoke in the car. Shut off the ac and it quit. Stopped and popped the hood, ac clutch was still spinning freely, no damage to my belt (yet). 20 mile drive in the morning to my mechanic
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Thanks, but in Georgia if I didn't use the a/c I wouldn't be able to drive 9 months out of the year. Lol. She's going in the shop tomorrow.
**** i live in fl and dont use mine!
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**** i live in fl and dont use mine!
Coastal?
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Ya right outside of tampa
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Yeah I figured. Totally different climate when you have breezes rolling in off the coast and rain every day at 3pm. The trees here pretty much eliminate all airflow and our weather is either severe or non-existent.
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No sure where you live in GA but i go there all summer long and stay in ellijay at least once a month. I ride through all of north ga tn and nc. Its wayy more humid and hot here. Im about 20 miles from the coast so i dont really get the sea breeze at all. Its hot but i work in an non a/c repair shop so im used to being outside. With the windows down it feels just like a shop fan. Its all what you are used to
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And the weird thing is this year we havent had any of the daily rains at all. Didnt even realize it til you brought it up
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No sure where you live in GA but i go there all summer long and stay in ellijay at least once a month. I ride through all of north ga tn and nc. Its wayy more humid and hot here. Im about 20 miles from the coast so i dont really get the sea breeze at all. Its hot but i work in an non a/c repair shop so im used to being outside. With the windows down it feels just like a shop fan. Its all what you are used to
Haha North Georgia is paradise compared to Macon. Ellijay is awesome, do you take the stang through those mountains?

I do agree that it's all what you are used to. I grew up outside of Amarillo, Texas. Last I checked temps were 115+ but it's super-dry there. The humidy here has me sweating 24/7, so I use the heck out of my A/C.
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And we are fortunate here in Warner Robins to have temps around 97 instead of upper 110's... just tough when the humidy is 90%.
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And we are fortunate here in Warner Robins to have temps around 97 instead of upper 110's... just tough when the humidy is 90%.
Our supporting MPF is at Robins AFB. Eating Fatz as we speak lol. Humidity sucks here
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Haha North Georgia is paradise compared to Macon. Ellijay is awesome, do you take the stang through those mountains?

I do agree that it's all what you are used to. I grew up outside of Amarillo, Texas. Last I checked temps were 115+ but it's super-dry there. The humidy here has me sweating 24/7, so I use the heck out of my A/C.
Yea i have. Usually i ride motards there but the stang was there
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Our supporting MPF is at Robins AFB. Eating Fatz as we speak lol. Humidity sucks here
That's crazy. Small world, man. How often are you in town?
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That's crazy. Small world, man. How often are you in town?
I'm stationed at ft Benning but being air force we have to go there for everything so atleast once or twice a month
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Wow, I bet it's nice to get out of Columbus for a few... I was stationed at Benning for awhile... not quite as bad as Ft Stewart, but close.
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I hate to bother the weather report but did you get the problem fixed.
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I hate to bother the weather report but did you get the problem fixed.
Haha yeah man. The old a/c clutch had lost its bushings, so it was all messed up... and of course the compressor locked up. Got it replaced and it solved the problem. Unfortunately I got a crack in my intake manifold on the way to the shop, so I will be replacing it later this week.
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