IF AIR CONDITIONING IS ON THE CAR RUNS BADLY, TURN AIR OFF CAR RUNS FINE?

  • Tiny
  • kathylawson
  • 1999 Ford Taurus
  • 130,000 miles

I have a 1999 ford taurus. When I run my air conditioning there is a loud thumping noise coming from somewhere under the hood. If I do not run the air, the car runs fine. The noise is especially noticable when braking or idiling

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 4:01 AM

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  • saturntech9
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I would see if the ac compressor is coming apart?

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 4:10 AM
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I'm not sure how to tell. What to look for ect. Reading posts about other peoples problems im pretty sure the ac compressor is bad. I have to drive about 5 hours on the highway in about a week. Is it safe to drive if the compressor is bad?

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 4:42 AM
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If it only does it with the ac on you should b ok. With the engine cold an turned off see if the center of the ac compressor turns freely.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 5:12 AM

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