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Toyota Cooler Condenser

I have an '89 Toyota Truck, manual V6, and my cooler condenser appears to be shot (no cold air from the a/c and the pulley wobbles). This seems to make the engine work harder, run louder and my oil pressure drops when idling. I cannot afford to fix it right now and my question is; besides the obvious personal discomfort ( I live in Austin), how long can I drive my truck before it starts damaging the engine/electrical(?)/other components linked through the serpentine belt?

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  • edited August 2011
    If the AC compressor pulley is wobbling, you have a serious problem

    I suggest you take this vehicle to a mechanic. Not what you wanted to hear, I'm sure, but it's not going to fix itself.
  • What wobbles? If the AC is off does the wobble and noise disappear? If so leave the AC off and drive until you can afford a fix. If the pulley wobbles with the AC off you will soon be stranded with a belt off and the engine overheating.
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