Rattling Noise From AC Belt Tensioner on Chevrolet Silverado 1500

A rattling noise may develop from the AC belt tensioner. This can be caused by an internal fault with the AC compressor, AC performance may also be diminished when this occurs. Our technicians tell us that replacing the AC compressor will commonly correct this concern.


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Average mileage: 119,000 (80,000–200,000)
4 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
9 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
rattle noise and vibration when accelerate
same with loud noise
Bearings in OEM compressor screeched and finally failed.
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