1999 Buick Century Custom - Weird Squealing when running A/C - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Buick When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-08-2011, 10:31 AM   #11
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Tearitup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tearitup is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwfirebird View Post
autozone lists a cabin air filter for your car i dont know where it is. on my car it was under the plastic that covers the pass side windshield wiper. the newer cars have these to keep the trash out of the blower motor
I am going to try to catch a video/sound clip of the noise today. Maybe after hearing it someone here on the forums will know exactly what it is - that is what I am hoping anyway
Tearitup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #12
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Yes, it can squeal at times, and not at others. It may look like this one.

Name:  DSC02846.jpg
Views: 46
Size:  97.4 KB
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

the blowers are actually a common problem on century/ga/alero body cars, almost as bad as the window motors and switches
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 12:04 AM   #14
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Tearitup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tearitup is on a distinguished road
Default

It has only happened 3 times in the past two days - and all 3 times I was not recording it. Whenever I do try to record it, it works perfectly. Of course =/

Is the blower something I should take out and clean anyway?
Tearitup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #15
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Tearitup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tearitup is on a distinguished road
Default

My fiance has been driving it to work the past couple of days. Today has been a scorcher, as in very hot, and the A/C squealed almost every time she turned it on.

What could be noisy that is affected by temperature? Or is it the work load put on the system?

I really need to figure this out.
Tearitup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 05:08 PM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

the blower likely needs to be replaced
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #17
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Tearitup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tearitup is on a distinguished road
Default

Tearitup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 07:16 AM   #18
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i hope it works for you. if you can take some pics im sure it will help others
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 11:59 PM   #19
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Tearitup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tearitup is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwfirebird View Post
i hope it works for you. if you can take some pics im sure it will help others
Well, the guide itself has pretty much all the pictures you would need.

I followed the guide today and took the entire blower motor out and took off the casing as well. I cleaned it up using some WD-40 and made sure the bearing was nice and lubed up. So far no squeaking or squealing - knock on wood. The only problem I see is that the blower fan itself is kind of wobly, which could be causing some of the issues as well. My diagnosis of that is time for a new blower. More than likely, next time I get paid, I will just buy one so I can feel at ease about it.

I will keep this thread updated on how long this fix lasts.

Thanks for everyone'* help in determining what was causing it in the first place!
Tearitup is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A/C Temperature Inconsistency - 1999 Buick Century Tearitup Buick 7 08-04-2011 05:53 PM
1999 buick century transmission icehouse1 Buick 2 08-02-2011 09:18 PM
Blinkers are fast and passenger's side is solid - 1999 Buick Century Custom Tearitup Buick 11 07-31-2011 05:18 PM
Tearitup's 1999 Buick Century Custom Tearitup Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 13 07-18-2011 04:23 AM
Ford fan new to GM - 1999 Buick Century Tearitup Introductions for new members 7 07-08-2011 08:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.