1993 Ford Tourus GL
3.8 V6 107,000 Miles
Grinding sound from pulley system; At first I thought it was the water pump but I looked at the diagram for the engine and it's coming from the A/C / Idler pulley. I watched it as it was running and I could see that it would grab and cycle and then stop, along with what I was hearing. So, could it be the A/C clutch and/or the bearings? It's starting to smell because it's not cycling. Will it hurt the car to keep driving it or should I repair it right away?
Also, how much would it cost to get it fixed would you say?