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1996 Lexus ES300 Question: Motor noise when A/C is on

 

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musa0907, 3.0L V6, Denver, CO, June 02, 2011, 15:40
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My 96 ES300 runs perfect and everything works great except for this noise coming from the hood when A/C is on and the car is accelerated, meaning noise occurs only when I step on the gas pedal. This noise sounds very much like engine revving sound. The thing is A/C works fine. What could be wrong, and what kind of repair cost should I expect?

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    Davis Repair (22 Answers) , Greenwood Village, CO - (303) 562-1107
    Larry Brown June 03, 2011, 09:36
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    Could be the engine fan. When the a/c is on the fan is engaged.

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    musa0907, June 03, 2011, 10:03
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    What kind of cost am I looking at if I need to replace the engine fan?

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    Larry Brown, June 03, 2011, 12:38
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    This car has an electric fan so I may be wrong about the noise. We would have to listen to the car to be sure.

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    musa0907, June 06, 2011, 12:24
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    In case I need to replace the A/C compressor, and I bring the part that I buy on internet, what would you charge for replacing (labor only) the A/C compressor and clutch?

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    Larry Brown, June 06, 2011, 15:46
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    $413 plus evacuate and recharge $179

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    musa0907, June 06, 2011, 15:57
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    Thanks. wow.. that's lot more expensive labor than the repairpal estimate..

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    Larry Brown, June 06, 2011, 16:46
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    If you want to get your own parts we increase the labor to recover the profit we make on the parts.

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    musa0907, June 06, 2011, 16:55
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    I have to say, you seem very honest. Thanks.

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