Subaru AC Compressor Clutch

This is a new re-manufactured AC compressor from Ebay that has a bad compressor clutch. I believe that the re-builder forgot &/or incorrectly shimmed the clutch. Take a look at the picture below to get an idea of the the internal problem then watch the video below.

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Exploded view of a Subaru AC compressor. Take note of the shim between the pulley and clutch plate.

This post was written by: Martin Hand


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ASE Certified L1 Advanced Mastertech. Martin Hand has over 15 years experience in Asian and European Import Auto Repair. Specializing in electrical diagnosis, engine performance, AT/MT transmission repair/rebuild. Martin is also pursuing a degree in Computers Science & Information Systems starting at Portland Community College while he plans to transfer to OIT. Certified in Java application level programming, experienced with other languages such as PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and Swift. Martin has future plans of automotive diagnostic software development.

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