When the clutch on my AC is disengaged, it rattles a lot. Should I get it replaced? How much? 2001 Park Ave.

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Asked by Dec 07, 2013 at 03:43 PM about the 2001 Buick Park Avenue Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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check the tension or your flat belt tensioner...also the alignment...as it will swim to one side if the tensioner is worn~....how can you tell this is from just the A/C...personally do believe the tensioner is WORN...check that...okay~?

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It doesn't rattle when the clutch is engaged/when the compressor is running. Does that info change your thoughts any?

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naw...that flat belt is stretched and the tensioner is worn...imposing a little "load duty" only makes it taught/rattle~ examine please these things...the condition of the flat belt and the condition of the spring loaded tensioner pulley~ okey?~

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okay you can get just the pulley for 9.50 or so~ the belt as well~

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https://www.google.com/#q=2001%2BPark%2BAve%2Bflat%2Bbelt&tbm=s hop

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http://www.1aauto.com/1A/SerpentineBelts/Buick/ParkAvenue/1AESB00041 /486378-2001? utm_campaign=gb_csv_br&utm_content=ESB&gclid=CJDVgZKWn7sCFW UV7AodogIAKg

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http://www.amazon.com/Dayco-89230-Automatic-Belt- Tensioner/dp/B000C0TFJ0/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3? ie=UTF8&qid=1386460554&sr=8-3- fkmr1&keywords=2001+Buick+Park+Avenue+flat+belt+tensioner

that's more like it...perhaps I mistook a timing belt tensioner for a flat belt tensioner...my bad :(~

....see it's got the square for using your ratchet/breakerbar to pull it to where you can slip the belt on...easy~

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