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97 Tacoma AC Squeeling noise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Karlg, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Jul 15, 2008 at 6:48 AM
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    Karlg

    Karlg [OP] New Member

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    Hello from Karlg Houston Tx.
    Have 210 k miles on my 97 xcab 4 cyl. AC makes squeeling noise when starting up and at some intervals, still cooling to 40 deg., any suggestions? Is compressor on its last leg???
     
  2. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    97YoterS

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    mine did that right before it went out, i have a 1997 2.7 Reg Cab 4x4, it went out around March, and I havent had it fixed since then, but i plan on fixing it next week, but yeah your A/C is bout to go out
     
  3. Jul 18, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    jmoseler

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    not sure if you'll get more life out of the compresor, but consider getting it serviced. evacutate/recharge, sometimes the lubricant in the new charge in a refill can(hopefully) reduce the pressure on the bearings then give a bit more life out of it. maybe only temporary fix, but get you thru rest of the season. i guess theres a possiblity that your belt is a bit worn too; get that checked.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2008 at 8:20 AM
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    NavyNate06

    NavyNate06 yeah i fix F/A-18s

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    is it kind of a holwing? if not then i must have another problem. my A/C seems to howl at around 1750 rpms. i was thinking it might be the pump but wouldn't it get worse as the rpms increase?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2008 at 8:31 AM
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    RoadKill

    RoadKill Northern Alliance: padawan

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    I had this happend to me, it was the idle pulley bearing worned out, costed me 5$ to replace it. :D
    that pulley revs alot since it is so small, I wouldn't be surprised if you have the same problem, check before investing big bucks
     
  6. Jul 21, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    NavyNate06

    NavyNate06 yeah i fix F/A-18s

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    thats kind of what i thought. and youre right it is easy and cheap. i had to change one on my old mazda glc, except it was the water pump since it didn't have A/C. thanks for the thought.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2008 at 10:19 AM
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    Janster

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    Definately check the idler pulley. It's the lowest pulley on the truck and is exposed to a lot of water/moisture (especially if you offroad). It's the first thing that goes....

    Mine went out on my 96. I bought two new bearings from a machine shop. Installed it....and it only lasted a couple days. The grease inside the new bearings heated up and oozed out. So I ended up buying the entire assembly from the dealer.

    If you wanna put bearings in it - just make sure they're the proper bearings for automotive and/or high rpm range. And make sure you check it after you run it for a day....
     
  8. Jul 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    im with janster and roadkill........check the idler pulley definitely. may be a cheaper fix than you think......hopefully anyway.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    This thought might be completely wrong but how out r ur belts on ur truck. may b the belts out and squeeling when ur compressor kicks on.
     
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