> Shep wrote:
> > If the belt is tight and the compressor locks to the point
> the belt slips ,
> > I assume this is with the ac on?, then the compressor is
> failing, if this
> > happens without the ac on, the pulley bearing is seizing.
> > > The belt on the a/c compressor squeals and the compressor
> locks up at
> > > all speeds, idle, city, highway, etc. Any ideas? Loose
> belt, worn
> > > belt, etc? It worked for a few weeks with no squealing
> when I got the
> > > car and over the past couple months since I've had it,
> it's gotten
> > > worse. It used to only do it on the highway, now it's all
> the time.
> > > Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated!
> > >
> > > --
> As Shep says, the compressor is seizing. You said the
> compressor stays
> locked up, another sign of an AC problem. Better plan now
> because that
> belt will be smoking and breaking off there soon. If it also
> turns the
> water pump you don't want to compound your problems. On many
> models you
> could take that AC belt off and not lose any functions.
> Sometimes the
> PS had two belts including the one from the AC, but the PS
> will work
> fine with only the one belt.
It only squeals when the a/c is turned on. The belt for the a/c seems
to be more loose than the others so I will try tightening it some. If
it is the compressor, how much do those usually cost? Thanks for all
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