Hello, when turning the ac on a squeling noise and burning smell came from the right front part of the engine compartment. Used off and on, then the lower belt snapped. I replaced the belt but loud squeling noise and burning rubber comes when turning the engine over with or without ac engaged. Question, could this be the ac clutch? And if I take the belt off, is it drivable? That belt services the ac wraps around a tensioner and also services the power steering? Without belt I will not have power steering or ac? As long as waterpump and alternator are run via larger serpentine belt than ok?
Thanks for your help, Paul
Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 AT 11:28 AM