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So the mount of the AC unit is cracked
The part that holds the tension
Not the mount...if you look at the front of the AC compressor...
There is a round part that the belt goes around
just in front of that there is another round piece with 3 studs sticking out
it stops when the ac is off
and moves when the ac is on
Yes this is because the part is broken when you use the ac it will squal
when it is not turning, it is making a terrible noise
You will need to replace the part to fix the problem
what is the name of the part
this is something you will want to get used
But this is the ac compressor mount
it is not the mount
it is either the clutch assembly
or something else
do you have a picture i can show you with
Let me look at it on my system to see what the part is called
so it's the little triangle piece on the front of the ac compressor
it;s the piece on the left side of the picture...looks like it is slipping against the pulley where the belt goes
but it turns when the ac is on and the noise goes away
when the ac is OFF, it stops turning and the noise comes
This is part of the compressor
is it the clutch
Sorry for the confusion sometimes hard to tell online
not at all, no problem
can the clutch be changed on this unit?
it's a 2008 subaru impreza outback sport
So yes replace the compressor clutch yes it can be replaced seperately 1.8 hours of labor
then no need to evacuate and charge the system, right
do you directions for how to replace?
Yes it will need to be
You have to remove the compressor in order to do this
But I do not have the steps to replace the clutch only to replace the compressore
may i have the compressor steps, please
Yes one moment
CLICK HERE FOR THE STEPS
thank you. is this a common problem? the car only has 35K on it
Its happens. not totally uncommon at all
But this will fix the problem for good
replacing the compressor?
Replacing the clutch... But it maybe cheaper for you to get a used compressor and change it out could be a problem with that compressor that failed the clutch
ok. is there a reliable place online that I can get a used compressor
well i guess that's it. It's what i thought, but not what i wanted to hear!
you've been helpful.
thank you and have a good night
Your very welcome.
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Have a great evening Danny