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6/3/09 4:27pm - Original Message: 'A/C belt chattering'
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I hope this is posted???? I have a problem with my A/C belt chattering. I believe my old mechanic replaced the regular length belt with a shorter belt, two inches shorter I believe. Anyone know for sure, I lost my old mechanic due to illness due to illness  so I'm kinda lost. Thanks, Gene

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6/3/09 10:37pm - Reply: 'A/C belt chattering'
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What exactly are you asking?

Is the belt loose, or just worn out, or is there something else going on?


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6/4/09 11:58am - Reply: 'A/C belt chattering'
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New belts, for some reason I have always had this problem, and with belts in general. Gene

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6/4/09 1:54pm - Reply: 'A/C belt chattering'
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Just a thought.........your clutch could be kicking in and out due to the low pressure switch........

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6/4/09 6:30pm - Reply: 'A/C belt chattering'
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Or maybe the A/C system VIR valve was converted to an orifice with a separate receiver dryer. This system cycles the compressor on and off. I have heard it will make the belt chirp when the compressor kicks on.

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6/4/09 7:34pm - Reply: 'A/C belt chattering'
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I have found that new belts are a metric size, they just dont fit the pully's the way the old ones did and tend to make noise, if the belt get's glazed it will do this also. Take a wire brush and hold it on the underside of the belt with the engine running, cleans the glaze off. Be very carefull when doing this!!!!

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