Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On on Kia Spectra5

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 80,707 (30,000–126,000)
5 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009
17 people reported this problem
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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)
A/C started making rattling noise, would start and then stop - no other issues with A/C, then suddenly noise stopped but now air starts out cold and then turns warm. System was recharged, but still air goes warm
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