A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On on Kia Spectra5
Average mileage: 91,884 (30,000–126,000)
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The AC completely stopped blowing. It didn't have the noise like when the AC is on, but the AC was on. Then it clicked on and I heard the noise
AC quit blowing cold air. Mechanics found AC belt missing + Abnormal wear on Compressor Clutch. Recommended new AC Compressor (~$1000) & AC Belt (~$35). Couldn't afford new Compressor at time, so opted for new AC Belt for temporary fix but told that it would most likely wear away and break unless new Compressor installed. (Total Amount Spent on Repair: $173.74 *including labor, fees, & taxes)
loud noise from a/c compressor
Sounds like a loose belt - but it was he clutch assembly