Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 10:24:12 GMT From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnospamfitter.com> Subject: Re: A/C compressor
Don wrote: > > Hello everyone, > Recently I bought a 9000CS 2,3T '92. For about three weeks now I can hear a > noise coming from the A/C compressor. It sounds very similar to a noise > generated by a power steering pump low on fluid. While running in ECON mode > compressor generates some vibrations. Do you have any ideas about the cause > of such noise and vibrations? Could it be a bearing inside of the > compressor? Can it be rebuilt? > Thanks for any help. Hmm. Had some noises from this source some years back and started to investigate. The A/C compressor is not made by Saab, so if you go to a Saab garage, they will replace the whole thing as one unit. A better bet is therefore to go to a generic A/C specialist. It is quite an expensive part to mess with, so I decided to leave it. The noise has since disappeared, possibly due to a belt change, I'm not sure.