My A/C compressor seized up this morning as I drove to work. When I got out of the car, smoke was coming from it, and it smelled of burnt paper or cigarettes. As it's winter, I don't need A/C anymore, but I do still need a car. I tried just turning off the A/C to start the car, but it still makes racket which makes me think that it's still trying to spin. Is there a way to disable the compressor (either by detaching the belt or enabling it to spin freely) so I don't end up catching the car on fire while driving? At this point, I do not have the money to replace the compressor.
have the same problem?
Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 9:42 AM