I originally thought the noise was something to do with the air conditioner because it sounds like air being let out, kind of like an air brake. As time has gone on, it sounds more and more like something in the wheels, axle, drive train. Now I would compare the sound to a piece of metal or chain dragging. I’ve noticed it when braking and when driving down the road. Today I noticed it stopped when I hit a bump in the road. Any ideas as to what the problem may be and the cost of repairs?
The odd scraping noise occurs mostly when I am driving. I only noticed it when braking over the last couple of days.

Sounds like your brake pads are just worn. The ceramic part wears off and it’s just metal rubbing metal but now that have rubbed you may need to get your rotors resurfaced so they are smooth again. Otherwise your new brake pads won’t last as long. And I don’t think that it would be warped rotors because it’s such a new car. But new pads would be around 30-40 and install is pretty easy but if you pay it might cost around 60 and don’t go to the dealer because they’re always the most expensive. GOOD LUCK!


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Freon is really bad for the environment.I believe newer systems use alcohol or some other.
We have 94 units in my condo complex. I see the repairman giving charges almost everyday for the last two weeks. If everyone has older units that are losing charge, and need to be re-charged every summer- isn’t this irresponsible?? even illegal? My auto AC has to be fixed also. I’ve been told there’s a law that they cannot simply keep re-charging it. This should apply to home AC as well. HOW CAN WE POLICE THIS? HOW CAN WE GET HOME OWNERS TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THEIR SYSTEMS instead of opting for a cheaper re-charge?

Unfortunately, I think that the only way that some ACs will be replaced is if you go out on a limb and mention to a landlord that the unit is old and possibly illegal. In my own experience, I saw an ad in the paper for a sale that was going on, and I told my landlord that maybe he could get us a new one, since by such-and-such date (can’t remember it now), our AC wouldn’t be leal any more. Well, he of course didn’t listen to me, and I had to wait unyil the 20+ year old AC broke before I got my new one. I wish you good luck, and I think you should be commended for being environmentally concious, we have to save the Earth one person at a time, after all. I just think it’s sad that to some, money will always be the bottom line. Good luck to you.


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Where is the cheapest, but a good place, to get repairs to a used car. Ford Taurus, 2001, air conditioner won’t work, engine doesn’t sound right when the fan is on. Thanks. :-) )

your local vocational school where they teach auto mechanics & repair. they will do it pretty much for cost, and you can be sure they aren’t going to rip you off, and the instructor is there to make sure it’s done correctly.
they learn to cheat the customer AFTER they get out in the ‘biz’.


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2002 kia spectra. last year my air conditioner suddenly stopped working, my heater does work well but winter is over!!
i have added freon, checked all fuses, the pipes are cold, thoroughly pushed and turned the knobs and buttons inside the cabin but i cant figure out what is wrong. my vehicle manual and the repair manual i bought from auto zone , which has come in handy for many repairs, does not help either.
what is interesting is when my serpentine belt broke and i was driving on battery only for about a day the airconditioner worked. when i put on a new belt the airconditioner just blew out hot air as usual. the air conditioner and alternator are attached to the same belt please help
2002 kia spectra. About a year ago my air conditioner suddenly stopped working while i was driving. Since then only hot air blows out even when the air conditioner is on.
The HEATER WORKS but i cannot control the temperature it is always HOT and winter is over!!
I have checked all fuses, all knobs, the freon is full, the large "low side" airconditioning line is COLD. What is interesting is when my alternator/water pump belt broke and i drove around on battery for the day the AIR CONDITIONER WORKED FINE. When i put a new belt on there was only heat again. My repair manuel is useless please help.

there are three key parts to an air conditioner, an evaporator condenser and compressor.

If it is hot air like you have the heat on
1. Sudden Freon Loss(leak or broken line)
2. Condenser has failed
If you compressor has failed like some above have stated you would not even get the hot air, the system would not have any pressure to move the hot air. See a auto Tech asap if you wait any longer you could damage the system further.


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