Originally Posted by azu
With your location(WI) your a/c clutch shouldn't be running so I would guess that your bearings in the pulley are shot. You might want to think about replacing that soon before it seizes and leaves you stranded and damages some other items.
I thought the whole reason why the a/c has a clutch was to disengage the a/c when it is off or to cold out.?
If I have the car in a garage over night and turn on the car then turn on the windshield defrost the a/c will engage for a short while until it gets too cold then it disengages the clutch and is all noisy again.
Anyways I did have a 98 SSEi w/same problem, and left it go until the springtime and brought it to my mechanic and he just tightened the clutch or something like that. Problem fixed.
I just wanted to know if there is a tool that we can rent and or make so I can do this at home.