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Old 05-08-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default 1994 Buick Park Ave. weird engine noise

The other day I started my car, and it started making this weird noise. Kinda like a scraping. I'm thinking (hoping) its one of the pulleys/bearings. It only happens during acceleration. Doesn't matter if its in Park, Drive, Neutral, or Reverse. So I'm pretty sure its not the tranny (fluid is still bright red too). Any ideas?

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHS_OwwWmIM[/YT]
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Clutch on the AC compressor. Turn on the AC and I bet it goes away.
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lemmie go outside and check it.
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yup that would be it. thanx
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I guess I won't be driving with the ac on this week. :(
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You can run it, wont hurt anything. What'* happening is your clutch is rubbing metal on metal. When your using AC it no longer rubs because it'* all spinning.
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on a scale from 1 to 10 how much of a pain in the *** is it to get that clutch with big hands?
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It'* a pain, easy as all heck on the bench, but in the car, it'* a pain. Taking it out will discharge the pressure and then the AC needs to be recharged.
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Glad we solved it. I listened to that video through headphones… what a mistake.

Anyway, refrigerant is very toxic. I recommend getting the system depressurized by a professional shop. You can refill it yourself using any of those recharge kits.
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