About every 8 seconds there is a squeal/slipping sound coming from where the belt runs over the ac pulley. I thought it was the belt slipping, but had it looked at and was told it was the compressor. Then said maybe just the clutch. However, it appears my Freon is empty as when we opened the valve only air came out. Air in the truck comes out kind of cool, but not ice cold. He recommended I get a can of the r-134a at a auto store and refill to see. Said if air gets colder its the clutch if not the compressor. Issue is can't seem to find a hose to fit it and don't want to spend to recharge at the shop just to empty and repair. Mean while I will try to find a hose to fit. I also noticed now that the sound stops when the ac is off. I know I could bypass it, but I'd rather just fix it. I just want to know what it is. If I don't need the compressor the cost for the clutch would be better. Though I've referenced your site before for help this is the first time asking a question and appreciate any troubleshooting help or solutions. Hope I've provided enough information.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 AT 7:22 AM