L300.1 clicking noise from A/C

Discussion in 'Saturn L-series' started by marx404, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    We just acquired a 2004 L300.1, (4cyl) with 37K miles on it. Everything
    about the car runs and looks great, including the air conditioning.

    However, I just noticed that only when the A/C is on med to high and the car
    is in drive there is a loud clicking noise from under the hood that can only
    be heard from outside the car. It sounds like the fan hitting on the shroud,
    but when I popped the hood the noise comes from where the A/C compressor and
    pulleys are. Turn off the A/C and the noise dissapears.

    Am I looking at new pulleys or worse a new compressor? TIA.
    marx404, Jun 11, 2006
  2. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    I should correct and say it sounds more like a tapping noise rather than a
    marx404, Jun 11, 2006
  3. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    well just fyi, it was the tensioner pulley for the compressor gone bad.
    Replaced it and no more noise.

    marx404, Jun 13, 2006
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