yes most likely you have some rust buildup, try cycling it on and off 5-6 times at highway speed (2000 rpm or more) it should clean itself. Let me know if it worksThanks for the reply.
So it just needs some clean up...?
Because I haven't used it much this year..
Sorry did not understand you the first time, I was thinking that you hear noise without clutch engaged. Once clutch engages it should stop rattling if the problem was gap that was too close or if you had some rust buildup. Did you check for any play in the clutch?I tried it a couple times yesterday and a few more times today, but it still makes the sound. If my car is idling with the ac on it's even louder...
Original post was referring to a 2005 BEW engine... the compressor placement is different on an ALH... no alternator removal required on those...Although this is an old Thread (and very helpful), I have a question relating to the Alternator removal.
Why does the Alternator need to be removed?
If the outer part of the A/C clutch (the part where the belt rides) isn't loose, but only the central shaft wobbles, are you saying that it's unsafe to remove the inner clutch plate? I've seen a few cars running without that plate... are they all asking for trouble?last thing you want to do is shred the belt, its pieces get sucked into timing belt, it will ruin engine...