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Question Loud AC compressor Air conditioning

The large click/knock when it kicks on and off is very noticeable, I'm wondering if its just mine or all cx3's prone to this?

Not pleasant at all when you can feel and hear it over the engine noise at low speeds.

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The large click/knock when it kicks on and off is very noticeable, I'm wondering if its just mine or all cx3's prone to this?

Not pleasant at all when you can feel and hear it over the engine noise at low speeds.

air-compressor, air conditioner noise,
Mine does that too.
I mainly notice it when driving in parking lots or other times at very low speeds.
I asked the dealer and the conclusion was that the AC compressor was making the noise.
So for now I'm not concerned, its a bit annoying but I've gotten used to it.

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Mine does that too.
I mainly notice it when driving in parking lots or other times at very low speeds.
I asked the dealer and the conclusion was that the AC compressor was making the noise.
So for now I'm not concerned, its a bit annoying but I've gotten used to it.
I also thought that the AC compressor is somewhat noisy and "hard" in the sound, especially when it turning on- and off, but I only think about it when I hold still or running in the queue drive.
In return, I think it does an excellent job.

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Also noticed that same sound when driving slow in parking spaces etc. The ac i quite loud but it does a good job.

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Also noticed that same sound when driving slow in parking spaces etc. The ac i quite loud but it does a good job.
I have the same.

It isn't really an issue that it is loud when it turns on, but what really surprised me is that it turns on - and then make the loud click - every 15-20 seconds.

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I have the same.

It isn't really an issue that it is loud when it turns on, but what really surprised me is that it turns on - and then make the loud click - every 15-20 seconds.
The click is the clutch kicking in and out.

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Hmm! Loud compressor? I can't even hear mine when it comes on; and this past summer it has been on a lot! The only way I can tell that it is running is by feeling the air coming out of the vents and check the little LED on the left control knob. What does it sound like, anyway?

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Hmm! Loud compressor? I can't even hear mine when it comes on; and this past summer it has been on a lot! The only way I can tell that it is running is by feeling the air coming out of the vents and check the little LED on the left control knob. What does it sound like, anyway?
Can you really not hear wh .... I SAY! CAN YOU REALLY NOT HEAR THE SOUND OF THE COMPRESSOR CLICKING ON/OFF?


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Can you really not hear wh .... I SAY! CAN YOU REALLY NOT HEAR THE SOUND OF THE COMPRESSOR CLICKING ON/OFF?


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