V6 sounding niice!
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Air Con Compression - faint grinding?
My air-con compressor (im pretty sure thats which part it is - as you open the bonnet its the grey metal unit front left of the engine bay as you look at it) seems to be making a faint grinding noise. The noise increases as you apply throttle and can be faintly heard when driving. any ideas? is it likely to be a belt or the whole unit? My air-con doesnt appear to be getting very cold so is it likely that the air con fluid has leaked and the unit is running dry?
There also seems to be a problem under hard acceleration when changing from 1st to 2nd gear theres a bit of a clunk, almost like you hit a pot hole. Any ideas where to start looking for this?