Question about 2005 Kia Optima
It’s possible your a/c gas level is low. Either take it to a regassing place and have them check it over or locate your high and low pressure gassing valves along the a/c pipeline (preferably the low pressure) remove the cap and quickly press the valve down, if gas shoots out, it’s possible the a/c compressor is failing, if no gas shoots out, it’s probably lack of gas.
If you are mechanically inclined, remove your v-belts/drivebelt and spin the a/c compressor. If the bearing is bad you should be able to feel it
Posted on Mar 01, 2019
Well there will be a beating in the free wheeling pulley when the ac unit is not running.If the pulley is free wheeling then it could be the bearing.
Posted on Feb 14, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes there is a bearing in the AC clutch assembly, and the bearing can be changed with out swapping out for a whole new AC compressor unit or even taking the unit out.
The other thing to you may want to check is the Serpentine belt tensioner. The tensioner then to break apart and or when the clutch activate put's more pressure on the system and the idler pully bearing could alsy be the problem.
Spray some water on the fan belt whale the engine is running and see if the noise goes away and comes back as the water dry's. If the noise goes away then it's just a worn belt and need to be changed or you may want to do the quick fix and buy Fan belt dressing.
Good luck and hope this helps
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
It seems the starter is playing up.First check if your battery is charged fully or try to jump start and see what happens.If the engine start then it's either you need a new battery or else you need a replacement alternator.Test using a voltmeter if the actual altenator is working.Finally the last option is the starter motor that needs changing or fixing...Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
Have someone check it, the noise may be your a/c compressor clutch. Or it may be as simple as needing a new serpentine belt. I would have it checked by a mechanic first, then go from there.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
clunking noise may be bad steering rack. either the bolts that hold it to the frame may have worked loose,the center of your vehicle is where the steering racks located,just under the center of floorboard.under dash but on floorboard.make sense? try turning the steering wheel with engine running,place your hand under the radio,but on floorboard,when you turn the steering wheel from side to side,do you feel a thump? if so,then your steering racks loose or bad. the only way to know for sure is to have someone who knows about the steering rack to inspect it visually. thank you for choosing fixya.com
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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