noise is coming from my a/c compressor. can I still drive it if I don't use a/c on 2002 Ford Escape

noise seems worst in city limits, drives good on hwy. no leeks, but ther is a smell of buring rubber.

by in Baltimore, MD on August 26, 2012
2 answers
ANSWER by on August 26, 2012
DOES NOISE STOP WHEN AC IS OFF?
ANSWER by on August 26, 2012
Have you inspected the belt and tensioner?..........................HELLO ?