Tag: Belt slippage

How can i make my car ac colder

Belt troubleshooting

A car is equipped with an A/C compressor driven by a V-type belt. As the compressor cycles, the belt squeals briefly. A check with a belt tension gauge indicates the belt is correctly adjusted.

Belt slippage troubleshooting.

A V belt that is not wide enough will run on the bottom of the pulley providing very little belt friction regardless of the correct tension. V belts get their friction by wedging themselves into the V groove.

Why belt squeals when I start my car up?

An overcharged AC system condition can cause the high-side pressure to be so high as to resist the start-up of the compressor. In the long run, the clutch or belt will usually fail.