Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
I can assist you , most likely the engine belt tensioner or one of the other pulleys has a failed bearing with excessive play in it, causing the belt to track unevenly on the pulleys.
Most definitely a pulley bearing including the one on the a/c compressor clutch will squeal when there is enough excessive play to lock up the bearing on the pulley and this will throw the belts or in some cases break the belts. please rate my service a 3 or above,if for some reason you can not ,please ask me another question, I will continue to answer your questions even after you rate my service until you are completely satisfied with my answers. Most likely you will need to replace the compressor with a new clutch as well, the compressor shaft seizes first, and the compressor clutch is not available separately on this model Kia.
You will have to call around in your area, to locate your best price, but conservatively 1200-1500 including parts and labor costs.
Particulate matter breaking loose inside the a/c compressor, usually caused by time and miles.
No, the same scenario would apply regardless of make and model or year.
If you are satisfied with my answers please rate my service a 3 or above if for some reason you can not, please ask another question, i will continue to answer your questions even after you rate my service, until you are completely satisfied with my answers.