Car makes growling noise since A/C Compressor was replaced
I just had my A/C Compressor on my 2001 Dodge Stratus replaced and now it makes a growling sound. The old unit seized up and caused the belts to shred and jump the pullys. The new AC compressor is a refurb. The new belt has signs of wear on the outside but the AC pully contacts the inside. The only thing I can think of is the idler pully as that is the only pully on that belt to contact that belt. The power steering has its own belt. The shop gave me a 90 day guarentee on the repair. AC Compressor does work as it kicks in, but I cant judge performance as it is winter right now. -- All of my CPE (including my EMTA) is customer owned. The only Comcast owned equipment in my house is the CableCards in the two TiVO boxes I own.
Growling sounds like a bearing issue. I say take it back and get it fixed pronto if it's under warranty. The mechanic should of tested it properly to make sure it was properly installed and running before turned into you. If he did not then that's there problem.
I remember last time my car growled at me was due to the timing belt being off by like just one or two knots on the pulley. When they installed the new A/C compressor did they have to remove the timing belt for any reason to get access to the compressor or say removing the belts?
If so I would stop driving the vehicle and get it towed to get the matter fixed ASAP. If they cannot properly installed a timing belt they shouldn't call themselves mechanics.