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Hi you are my last resort. Maybe you can shed some light on the situation. On my dads 2006 Chevy SSR. It is having problems with the a/c. When you start it it makes a loud noise. When you turn it off it stop immediately. Almost like it locks up. So we disconnected the sensor to bypasss it. It did not work. We drove it it was still make noise because the compressor did not many to turn. So we got back and since it runs on it. Own belt we cut it off. So we now have no a/c in this truck. My dad found two long bolts on the ground from the tuck. I believe this is off the a/c. My question is how can I tell if the compressor is seized or if the clutch is bad or if the bearing is bad. Thanks.

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HI SEAN,IF THE OUTSIDE PULLEY SPINS AND TURNS FREELY THE CLUCH AND PULLEY ASSEMBLY ARE OK..MAKE SURE IT SPIN TRUE AND NOT WOBBLEY.IF SO THE CLUTCH AND HUB  BEARING ARE BAD...TO CK TO SEE IF THE A/C COMPRESSOR IS LOCKED UP GRAB THE CENTER PORTION OF THE HUB AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO TURN THIS WITH SOME RESISTANCE..IF THERE IS A LOT OF RESISTANCE OR YOU CAN NOT TURN IT AT ALL THHE COMPRESSOR IS LOCKED UP.THE 2 LONG BOLTS COULD BE FROM THE COMPRESSOR,LOOK AT THE HOLD DOWN BOLTS AND SEE IF THEY ARE MISSING....HOPE THIS HELPS,IF NOT GET BACK TO ME..GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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MANY CUSTOMERS IN OUR BUSY SHOP.

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