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1998 Toyota 4Runner Question: air conditioner quit; compressor grinds when turned on

 

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Visitor, 3.4L V6, Keene, NH, May 25, 2010, 14:49

Air conditioner was running fine on a 90 degree day. Then, no cold air. Smoking from fan belt area under the hood. Smoke stopped when AC turned off. Nw just a grinding sound whenever the AC is turned on. No cool air.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, May 25, 2010, 17:34
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    Your compressor or compressor clutch is seizing up and will likely need replacement if found to be the issue.

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