Whenever the compressor kicks on in my 98 Sable 3.0 OHV, there's a clacking
sound and the belt "ripples". I mean the belt just vibrates something
terrible. This just started happening in the last few nights after I got
it back from an $1,133 transmission repair...or at least that's when I
first noticed it.
I can't tell if the compressor is actually working or not because (a) it's
so damned cold, and (b) I have a clogged heater core, so the air is always
cold, anyway. For example, if the windshield is easily defogged, the dry
air created by the compressor and condenser does more to dry the windshield
than plain warm air, which will work to fog the crap out of it without a
compressor. But since I have no warm air, I can't defog (or defrost) the
When a compressor goes out, does it cause the pulley to lock up on it?
Could that be why the belt "vibrates" so violently when the compressor