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2003 Mazda Protege5 Base 5dr Wagon Auto

2003 Mazda Protege5
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Wagon, Compact
25 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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November 20, 2012, 10:01 pm

Joshua D
 

Question: Do I need an AC Compressor?

My car has been making this loud sound, like the belt was off, well once this started happening, my AC went out. Turns out it needed a bearing in the AC pulley. I get that fixed and the sound stops, but the AC is still not working. I recharged my AC and its still not working. Do I need an AC Compressor? I know its expensive and winter but I just wanted to know before I buy. Thanks!


December 4, 2012, 10:28 am

Elizabeth K
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To answer that, you'll need to inspect the a/c compressor. There's more than one reason why the a/c is not working. Here's some info on how to test the a/c system to guide you:
http://www.aa1car.com/air_conditioning.htm


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