ekjdm14 wrote: ↑18 Jun 2017, 13:54I didn't know the compressor had died on Gabriel's AC too, seems like a common problem with PSA kit that I've not really heard much of from other makes... it's the bearing on ours that's fried too, although I do intend to get that working again since I don't just like air con, I NEED it on days like this to have a reasonable chance of maintaining composure if the traffic slows much under 40mph!
Yep, it was the bearing in the freewheeling component of the clutch that shredded itself. Was still working just fine - but made a truly horrific noise as soon as the compressor disengaged. It had been "rattly" ever since I'd bought the car, but finally let go with little further warning. All I can say is thank goodness it decided to do it about 1/4 a mile from home rather than halfway up the M6 or some nonsense like that.