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if ur look at my signature you'll see what type of truck i have. well the smog is making a loud click. if i take it off what will happen. if the smog isnt really improtant is there a way to bypass it and what serpentine belt do i use.
if the smog is something i need to keep on. why does it make a loud click. it is a constant click. it clicks like every 10 or 1 minute.
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what year truck and you wont pass emissions with out it and most likely cause an engine light to come on
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what year truck and you wont pass emissions with out it and most likely cause an engine light to come on
it is a 1998
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your "smog" is making a loud click? wtf is your "smog"??




Could you possibly be talking about your A/C compressor? It clicks on and off when in Defrost or A/C.
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your "smog" is making a loud click? wtf is your "smog"??




Could you possibly be talking about your A/C compressor? It clicks on and off when in Defrost or A/C.
yup its a/c

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the smog controls emitions.
is there a way to bypass the smog. i live in michigan. or anybody have any hints on why it acting up?could it be the wires? or something else?
Im pretty sure a vehicle doesnt have a smog controller Unless your talkign about the ECU... but the only thing on an engine that purposefully clicks every now and then is the A/C Clutch cycling on and off.. if you stare at the engine, youll see it stop spinning, click, then start spinning again.. that is the air conditioner.
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this thread is hilarious already!!!
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^^yea gil...i know.
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yeah its the A/C compressor. i **** a brick the first time that happened to me after i got my license way back when. LOL.

*Dials phone*.....
Me - "Dad my truck is clicking, like, kinda coming from the circle thing with the belt on it, idk what to do""
My dad - "What the h3ll do you mean your truck is clicking what the f**k did you do i just gave ya the damn truck and you f**king broke it already?!"


it went something like that hahaha
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if you aint using the a/c and the "clicking" bugs you, just pull the electrical connection on the compressor. i had to do that with a astro van during the winter, it would cycle in the "defrost" setting.
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Best thign to do though.. and to save gas mileage.. is to just run a cutoff switch to the inside of teh cab.. or heck, even outside in the engine bay works.. flip it on, the current runs through, and its powered on.. click it off, and the circuit is broken, and makes it not click anymore :-D
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yup its the a/c dad was telling me wrong thing guess i should of looked first
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what does the a/c compressor do?
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lol...who won?...I won. lol.
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so your smog isnt really broken? WHEW!! those things are expensive to replace.


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