2003 MERCURY SABLE

  • Tiny
  • andimay
  • 2003 Mercury Sable
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 127,000 miles

It is making a grinding, rattling noise when it starts, then the air kicks on it stops. Yesterday it made the noise the entire drive and the air did not come on at all.

Saturday, August 13th, 2011 AT 11:55 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Sounds like your compressor clutch is coming apart.

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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 AT 1:05 PM
  • Tiny
  • andimay
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We just replaced that last year, the compressor clutch should last longer than that right?

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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 AT 2:48 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Not if something else is causing it. You nedd to get it checked.

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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 AT 2:51 PM

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