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    Thread: Think my AC Compressor died today.

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      06-29-2012 06:29 PM #1
      So my AC Compressor has been making a squealing noise for the past 6 months, but I have never had an issue with my AC not working. Today, in the 100 degree weather my AC was not cold. I turned it on and it didn't blow cold. I am guessing that my AC Compressor decided that today was the day to die.

      The only thing that has been done lately was a cam install and a battery relocation, so I don't think that has anything to do with it.

      I am pretty sure it was the fans because my car did not overheat at all and I am pretty sure I heard them running.

      I am guessing that its just a case of my AC Compressor dying?

      Does this sound right? How can I test this?
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    2. 07-21-2012 07:55 PM #2
      When you push the AC button in do you feel the compressor kick on? The light will stay light up either way, so you can't tell based on the light.

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      07-21-2012 11:11 PM #3
      Turn your AC on with the car running. You should hear a very audible CLICK when the compressor clutch engages. If you don't, there is a good chance that the compressor died.

    4. 07-21-2012 11:42 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by eurotekee View Post
      Turn your AC on with the car running. You should hear a very audible CLICK when the compressor clutch engages. If you don't, there is a good chance that the compressor died.
      There are several reasons why your compressor wouldn't turn on. For example, the compressor won't start if the system is low on refrigerant. The first thing to do is as the previous poster suggested, but don't automatically assume its dead if it doesn't start.

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      07-22-2012 12:07 AM #5
      The OP already said he knew his compressor was squealing for the past 6 months. Obviously the bearing went out.. *smh*

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      07-22-2012 01:23 AM #6
      I figured this out weeks ago, replaced ac compressor and all is well.

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