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What causes a burning rubber smell when air conditioner is turned on in 1995 Grand Am SE?


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2015-07-17 17:43:06
2015-07-17 17:43:06

sounds like your A.C. compressor clutch is locking up


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What most likely is happening is the A/C compressor has gone bad and its not able to turn when it is switched on. The burning rubber smell is probably the belt sliding across the compressor pulley that's not turning.

An air conditioner should not smell like smoke when turned on (or when turned off). I would have to suspect that the electrical insulation is burning.

Your air conditioner compressor may be seized up. If it is seized up the belt would lock up every time you turn on the air conditioner, causing the car to die.

because you have too many dead babies in your air conditioner tank

An electric field causes electrons to flow when a switch is turned on.

1. A bad or worn out drive belt. 2. A bad or damaged a/c clutch. 3. A bad or locked up a/c compressor.

1st option is that the air conditioner has ceased and is dead. There is no 2nd option.

why 2003 ford focus stall when air conditioner is turned on

The chapter is called Burning!

you need to tighten your fan belt as it is moving and now slipping on the A/C pulley that you just turned on.

I assume you meant A/C Compressor. The belt is slipping. Either it is loose and needs adjustment or the compressor is locked up. u either need a new fan blet or compressor clutch is sticking try the fan belt first is the cheaper fix of the two

Its causes by friction, the two particles rubbing together causes friction which is turned into heat :P

An air conditioner works any time the thermostat is set lower than the ambient temperature and the air conditioner is turned on.

No, burning wood is a chemical change. The wood has been turned to coal or ashes by the process of combustion.

If it is a short squeek, then the suspension bushings are probably worn. These are small rubber gromets that most repair shops can replace easily and inexpensively.

The ac compressor may be seized or about to seize up.

The air conditioning uses up the battery power.

belt slips a little when comp comes on -relace belt

natural rubber can become useful when heated with sulfur and turned into vulacanized rubber. Vulcanized rubber has many uses as it is stronger. Vulcanized rubber is used in car tyres as natural rubber (un-vulcanized) would just wear off straight away. Erasers are natural rubber and wear quickly.

The answer is chemical as it can not be turned back

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