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    This just happened as well
    skip to the 30sec mark and you'll here the ticking noise, happens every time I turn on the a/c, you'll here it stop once I turn it back off. Checked the belts and they haven't ran off or anything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    This just happened as well
    skip to the 30sec mark and you'll here the ticking noise, happens every time I turn on the a/c, you'll here it stop once I turn it back off. Checked the belts and they haven't ran off or anything.

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    Imho.. I think your pump is starting to show signs of age/wear.. I've definetly heard that one a few times on various cars.. Mine makes a similar noise but still throws snowflakes lol.. You could try some pump lube from the auto parts, it will be with the 134a recharge kits in a small aluminum can.. Get the gauge they sell and add a very little bit to the low psi side of the compressor lines.. Too much can be bad so add very little.. Good luck..
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    Yah I was afraid that might be it, kind of sucks because if this happened during school I would have had access to the tool to check the high/low side. I'll check for the "lube".

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    if you spay down the ac clutch with WD40 does it still do it??? try that and let us know

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    Again as I mentioned in another thread.. If you do deside to atempt adding something to the system, wear eye protection.. Instant blindness is a side effect of getting refrigerant in your eyes..
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    Certainly will do that, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    if you spay down the ac clutch with WD40 does it still do it??? try that and let us know
    I think I'll try this too. Just to see if it's my clutch mech rather than the pump..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I think I'll try this too. Just to see if it's my clutch mech rather than the pump..
    yep, i always do that first to see

    sometimes you may to spay behind the pulley as well.....just dont get the inside grove or belt with that shit, it will slip at high RPM until it burns that shit off then

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Certainly will do that, thanks.
    No prob. After cutting the lens of my eye and having issues for years afterwards. I can't stress eye protection use enough.. Good luck..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    yep, i always do that first to see

    sometimes you may to spay behind the pulley as well.....just dont get the inside grove or belt with that shit, it will slip at high RPM until it burns that shit off then
    Will do thanks Dom..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    No prob. After cutting the lens of my eye and having issues for years afterwards. I can't stress eye protection use enough.. Good luck..
    same thing happen to me BUT with rust in the eye from metal shaving

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    same thing happen to me BUT with rust in the eye from metal shaving
    When I was training for plumbing out in Seatle, I stood up and turned walking strait into a piece of copper pipe. I had it leaning into the building through a window opening durring a new construction rough in.. Put me on the floor right now.. Protect your eyes man..
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    I'm cringing over here

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I'm cringing over here
    wear a welding mask and your set to go lol

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    It sound like your compressor might be going. Add some lube like the gang suggested. I can't stress enough eye protection either. use it when you are working aorund a battery or anywhere in your car period. Is so easy to lose an eye or eyes but is so easy to protect them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    if you spay down the ac clutch with WD40 does it still do it??? try that and let us know
    don't clutches work on adhesion? and isn't WD 40 a LUBRICANT ? in my 20 plus years of ac experience probably not a good idea.. would you think of spraying a manual trans clutch disk with WD 40? you guys should leave the ac stuff to the experts instead of adding "lube" or unmeasured refrigerant oil into the system . too much and you'll fill the evap coil and that it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twozs View Post
    don't clutches work on adhesion? and isn't WD 40 a LUBRICANT ? in my 20 plus years of ac experience probably not a good idea.. would you think of spraying a manual trans clutch disk with WD 40? you guys should leave the ac stuff to the experts instead of adding "lube" or unmeasured refrigerant oil into the system . too much and you'll fill the evap coil and that it!
    sometimes they get sand/dirt/WHATEVER!!! in the front clutches and just a some WD40 will stop it from making noise PLUS it drys up after a couple days....its more of less a check then a FIX, if it stops when use of the WD40 then you can just change the front drive clutch...i have done this many times and never had a problem

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    sounds like the compressor to me too ive heard em do that for awhile before they actually take a crap though id leave it alone if its still cold nd if it craps out later worry about it then...definitely wouldnt lube it though

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    air can blow dirt or debris out if its the problem but really dont think it is on this one

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    Internal compressor noise. When it completely goes, you'll most likely have to flush the metal shavings out of the system.

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