A/C Compressor Clutch knocking loud but still cooling. Can I keep on driving it.

Tiny
WYMORE
  • 1991 OLDSMOBILE CIERA
  • 135,500 MILES

When you start vehicle the compressor clutch knocks but when you give it gas the noise quiets down until you come to a stop then you can hear it knocking again. What will it do if I keep driving it and using the a/c since it still works and gets cold. What damage could I cause and could it break my belt if it freezes up?

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 9:38 PM

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Tiny
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It will seize up, fail, lock up, break the belt and leave you stranded on the road. On top of that, it will cause more damage to the ac system.

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