The A/C Compressor on my '96 I30 is finally starting to give some problems at 15 yrs & 80k miles. 2 mechanic inspections haven't been able to find it, so I thought I'd ask someone with experience. Problem is only on cold start. Significant squeal (like a dry bushing) lasting about 10-30 seconds. If I turn off the Climate control system the noise stops instantly. A/C blows cold (so far at least). This has been a problem for well over a year, but now there seems to be the sound more like a dry bearing that continues well after warm up and regardless of A/C being On/Off. Question for if it's the compressor bearing/bushing: Can this be repaired without replacing the compressor?
have the same problem?
Friday, April 8th, 2011 AT 2:53 PM