11-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
the belt pulley should free wheel until the a/c switches on. If its then "fighting" the belt and not turning you have an issue with the A/C compressor, either its siezed, or the expansion valve is blocked causing it to try to run under a vacuum and loading it up.
If its not free to turn with the belt off (and key off) , it should spin very free and have almost no resistance to turning, then the clutch bearing has more than likely failed and requires replacing. If this is the case, don't drive the car, you will only cause more damage and could have the belt fail without warning.
I suggest you tow it to a specialist A/C repairer and get it diagnosed properly.
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."