Can someone post a link to the "A/C Issue" topic where a previous poster said there was a video of the sound the A/C was making? I want to see/hear if this is the same sound my A/C is making.
I rarely ever use the A/C because I actually like the heat during the summer here. So, it hardly ever gets used. However, a couple months ago, I was driving with my two kids in the car, and they complained about the heat and asked to use the A/C. I obliged and put the A/C on for them. Holy cow, did it ever make a freaking racket after a few moments! The A/C was blowing cold air, but it was making sound a loud noise that I thought something was going to blow up! It was making this loud whirring noise that kept stepping up to a higher-pitched noise every second or two. After a minute, it would stop for a few seconds and then start over again at the lower-pitch frequency and gradually step up in pitch. It kept doing this over and over again the entire time I had the A/C on.
After that initial experience, it was another long while before I had an occasion to use the A/C again. As I went to turn the A/C on to defrost the front windshield, I hoped that the noises from the last time were just a coincidence and from lack of use. Nope. It started back up with the same racket.
EV: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE, Raspberry Metallic, Premium Package - Purchased 07/11/13
PHEV: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eHybrid, Bright White, Platinum Package - Purchased 05/01/17