a/c jackhammer-like noise


Old 06-06-05, 11:43 AM
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a/c jackhammer-like noise

Have a 2002 buick century. The air conditioner blows cold air, however, when running, makes a very loud "jackhammer-like" sound, which can be heard better from the outside of the car.

Anyone have an idea of what the most likely problem is? Is this definitely a compressor problem? If so, has the compressor gone bad? or is there any way to repair, or must it be replaced?

Any suggestions or solutions would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 06-06-05, 02:53 PM
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I have seen this type of noise when the fan blade for the a/c condenser is broken/missing/loose. Check all the plastic fan blades.
Old 06-06-05, 05:02 PM
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Jack hammer is a new one to me. I'm impressed that Toyotaman has a response. I don't think anyone else will here will be posting solutions. Kudos to Toyotaman !

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