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coclimber posted a topic in 1990 to Present Legacy, Impreza, Outback, Forester, Baja, WRX&WrxSTI, SVXI am putting a 2001 Legacy engine into a VW Vanagon as an engine conversion project. The van does not have AC, so I figure "why do I need to hook up the belt to the AC compressor? Is it possible to just leave it off and have that many less moving parts in my engine? What are the benefits and downsides to driving with this belt off? Thanks! Jason
Sub-A-Ru Boise posted a topic in 1990 to Present Legacy, Impreza, Outback, Forester, Baja, WRX&WrxSTI, SVXI own a 2006 Impreza sedan with 134k miles. When I started the car today I heard a loud squeal. I couldn't tell if it was belt, idler pulley or AC clutch bearing. I removed the idler pulley and checked it. It seems to be rolling fine and not binding. Once I put it back together the squeal was gone until I turned on the fan. When the fan was on it would squeal, when off no squeal. Anyone else experience this? Thoughts on repair. Thanks
The A/C compressor on my '89 RX has started to make a groaning noise when the clutch is engaged. When the A/C is off, there is no noise. It sounds like the bearing needs lubrication. When the engine revs the groaning increases. What is the easiest way to fix this? Should I add more R12 (I don't think it was ever converted to 134 previously and I have never touched it) or is there another way to relubricate the compressor? Could it be a belt tension issue? Understandably, I would like to avoid replacing the compressor.