I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima SE. When the a/c is off, the car makes a loud and complex clacking sound from under the hood.

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Asked by Dec 21, 2013 at 06:44 PM about the 2005 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This problem began this morning when I went to work, and I thought a belt bearing was failing.  But the noise does not increase in frequency or decibels when rpm is increased, so that made me think a/c, and so when I got in the car tonight I turned on the a/c, and sure enough, the noise stopped.   What's going on?  Will this cause a breakdown or ruin my a/c  if I just leave the a/c on?  Can I fix this myself (I can do part replacement if I can get to the part)?

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did you look at the belt tensioner...when they wear the belt swims to one side and creates abrasion on the side of the belt....how's the belt doin? perhaps you need a new idler pulley on the tensioner~

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