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Old 07-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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A/C Triggered Screeching noise

Last summer I changed all the belts on my 03 Tacoma 2.7... In the fall, I had this awful screech noise come from under my hood. It only triggers when my A/C is on and will last only a second or two before going back to a normal sounding taco.

I cannot get the noise to repeat or even happen while idling. That being said, I can drive around all day without the A/C and hear no screeching from underneath the hood. WHen I drive around with the A/C on, I will get sporadic screeching lasting only 1-3 seconds and then back to normal. My truck will slightly lurch and I mean slightly when the noise happens.

Is it a compressor issue, belt issue, or what? WHere do I start? Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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If it doesn't do it under idling conditions but is under load when I am in the middle of the gear does that detail which one it might be? Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:49 AM   #8
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And its very random... I can't pick up when it actually happens. I went 3 days with no screech and then it happened at the top of 2nd gear before I shifted to 3rd.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:10 AM   #9
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Any more thoughts?
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:31 AM   #10
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Have you followed thru on any of the above advice?
If so, what have you learned?
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I tightened up the ac tensioner today... Stay tuned
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No screeching this far
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #13
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Issue is resolved... thankful it was the ac unit.
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If the A/C compressor was going, it would sound atrocious. Mine is going and it sounds like a cross between a diesel and a tea kettle.

It could just be the clutch bearing on the A/C pulley.

In case the screeching comes back.
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