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A/C Squeals when on............

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Hollywood217, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Hollywood217

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    I noticed today that my 98 Taco V6 4x4 I bought last week the A/C doesnt work. I checked the fuse and it was missing. I replaced it heard the "click" of the AC compressor kick on.....then the LOUD SQUEAL! I shut the a/c button off then on again and the same thing. Im not sure if the bearings have seized up or a belt needs to be replaced. Is it a seperate belt or the sepentine belt?(since I smelt burning rubber smell after having it on for a few seconds) I noticed that the AC compressor seems to be running with a belt and doesnt squeal until the AC button is pushed on. Im not too familiar with Tacos, this is my second one in 10 years. I bought it used w/131K and assume the guy removed the fuse so it wouldnt squeal, anyone have any other ideas? Thanks in advance....
     
  2. Apr 18, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    Sounds like the a.c. compressor is locked up solid. The pulley on the front of the compressor free-wheels until you engage it by turning it on in the cab. The sound and the smell are from the drive belt rubbing on the pulley when it stops turning when you engage the compressor.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    I would imagine they are easy to replace, maybe Ill order another one or find a used one some where. Thanks!!
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    Thanks, I oredered another compressor unit...hopefully get it installed before I need it!
     
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