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
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , 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 , September 15, 2012
ck belt tension 1st or tensioner pulley
COMMENT by , 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 , September 20, 2012
Autozone shows a clutch bearing available. No price listed .Be SURE that's the cause of the noise.