can the ac compressor bearing be replaced instead of buying a compressor on 2003 Hyundai Sonata

mines sqeals when i turn on the ac

by in Santa Ana, CA on September 15, 2012
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on September 15, 2012
THE NOISE YOU HEAR IS MOST LIKELY THE DRIVE BELT. THIS BEARING IS TURNING ANY TIME THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, NOT JUST WHEN AC IS ON. LET A MECHANIC CHECK IT FOR YOU.
ANSWER by on September 15, 2012
ck belt tension 1st or tensioner pulley
COMMENT by on September 17, 2012
i replaced the belt and the tensioner the noise is still there when start up then it will stop when i turn on the ac it starts up again then stops when i come to a stop then pull off it starts again i think its the compressor bearing i could be wrong
COMMENT by on September 20, 2012
Autozone shows a clutch bearing available. No price listed .Be SURE that's the cause of the noise.