I have a 1997 Buick Riviera (VIN K) Not S/C.
The A/C starts making a steady clicking noise (fairly loud) after about 5 minutes of running the A/C (and the noise continues as long as I run the A/C). My mechanic told me that I needed a new compressor. The interesting thing is (at least for me) is that I still get cold air (and my refrigerant pressure is good (according to the mechanics).
My question is, is it necessarily that I need an entirely new compressor? Or, could it be that I just need a new clutch? And, if that is the case, how can I tell whether it is the clutch that needs to be replaced or the entire compressor? (I thought since I was still getting cold air maybe it wasn't the compress that is bad?).
Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 1:16 AM