Actually Turddog your AC answer seems to be the most sensible. I had a new compressor installed 2 years ago-$800 w/ no warranty-$1400 w/ warranty. Something about flushing the entire system was the difference. It never did work "quite right". Noticed the last couple of months that it would squeal like a Banshee when first engaged. If a line blew near the starter, which looked to be where the sound was coming from, its possible the ignition wires got moisture which would explain the no start issue. That noise though, nothing like I've ever heard. And am still puzzled why it would stop after disconnecting the battery. And as long as it continued it should have expelled all the freon. Another thing I just thought of-if the moisture shorted one of the thousand fuses that control another thousand things and are all linked together in some mad scientist way!
In any case thanks for your input. I have a friend and a flatbed coming in the morning so we can get it on a rack and see whats up. Thanks again!
Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 11:20 PM