Air Conditioning problem
1998 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
The AC stopped working on this car about a year ago. Recently started making a "gurgling" type sound when the car started up and while the car was running. Mechanic said it was the AC compressor (coming apart and the clutch was starting to go -states one unit). Compressor was replaced and the system recharged. Still no AC. Replaced blown fuse. Still no AC. More troubleshooting and they found that the AC transformer (?) Needed to be replaced (apparently it converts the voltage (?). Waiting for a price quote on the part and labor on that. This is a single belt system which also runs the alternator, power steering etc. My question is, can the AC system be bypassed such as with a smaller belt? We were told NO by the mechanic because of the type of set up with the AC on this vehicle. Is this true? I am now hearing from others that that is nonsense and that they can bypass it with a smaller belt.
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 AT 9:41 PM