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    Whining Noise in Engine Compartment

    I recently noticed a loud whining noise coming from the engine compartment yesterday. It seems to be coming from the AC compressor. The noise happens when the AC is off. It gets louder as the belts spin faster. Once I turn the AC on, the whining goes away. As soon as I shut the AC off, the whining starts in again. Could this possibly be a bad AC compressor bearing? The belts look fine and are tight. Could this be a sign that my AC compressor could be going soon? Has anyone else noticed this problem?

    The car is a 2003 WRX with 52,000 miles on it.
    Last edited by iceWRX; 08-23-2007 at 06:29 PM.

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    No one has any ideas?

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    As lame as this sounds, check your belts.

    I have an 02' WRX and mine is making the same noise.. a little squeaking here and there. I replaced my belts and it went away.. just about to click over 60,000.

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    yep, belt's probably slipping and when there is extra load on it (i.e. A/C clutch) it doesn't. Just get new belts and it should go away.

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