First try at the fix the mechanic said it's the AC compressor.
So he replaced it with a by pass pulley, a wheel connected to nothing look like.
Did not work.
Noise comes and goes intermittently for short periods, maybe less frequent than just before the fix, but still very load.
He was rude and i would prefer to go to a new mechanic.
I don't know know if i can go back and get further work free.
I am wondering about the risks of driving short distances over the holidays until a mechanic is free next week.
any insight into causes and fixes appreciated.
It would be helpful to post the year, make, model, trim line and engine.