quote="George Tucker"]It's got the 3.8[/quote]
you can take the serpentine belt off and see if you can move the pully back and forth on the sides. If it will wobble a bearing is probably going out. The clutch has a bearing and the compressor has a bearing. The clutch bearing will make a noise with a/c off. As it turn when the belt turns. The compressor bearing will only turn when a/c is on. If it is the clutch bearing you can pull the clutch[have to get a removal tool and install tool] if you have an autozone close to you they might loan you these. You will have to leave a deposit then get it back when you return tools. You will be able to do the clutch bearing without taking a/c compressor off. You will also need pully puller to pull pully off. The bearing is under the pully and has to be
pressed out and new one pressed back in. If it only makes the noise when a/c is on it will probably be the compressor bearing then the compressor will have to be taken off. And you will need a new seal pack for the compressor as the seal has to come out to knock the bearing out. Gm has a seal kit for $45.00
in front of the seal there is a big snap ring that has to come out and you will have to split the a/c compressor the push the seal out. Maybe it is just the clutch bearing. Let me know how it goes.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 AT 10:08 AM