2006 CC with a CAT C9.
I pulled into town about a month ago with no issues. I think about about a week ago i started up the motor, (10/15 min?) to pump some air into the bags and level us back out again before a big storm hit, didn't notice anything irregular but don't think i even went out back to check on anything.
I was going to leave town tomorrow and was going to check fluid levels and such so went out back to look around. opened the engine cover and found the belt laying in the bottom of the engine compartment, frayed/melted and lots of belt material on the AC compressor pulley. Go around the engine compartment and everything spins freely by hand except for the AC compressor and it is stuck like chuck
Don't have much experience with AC compressors but my brief stint of reading this morning looks like i may have a major issue with my ac compressor. tools onboard are basic to moderate. if i replace parts, i will have to rent some tools from the local auto parts store
option 1 - replace the bearing and hope it solves the problem, install stock length belt
option 2 - use old belt to measure for new belt, cutting out the AC pulley. go to shop when i get home (400 miles away)
option 3 - call mobile mechanic (anyone have a good one in NOLA?) and shell out the big bucks