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    Something wrong with my AC?!

    So when i am using my AC or defrost I can really hear what I think is my AC clutch engaging. So much that it jerks the car a tad. It also sounds like a squeeling belt but not too terribly loud. The AC and defrost work perfect but I am just wondering if these sounds are signs of future problems? I took it to my mechanic and he said that the ac clutch sound was normal with subarus. Any pointers would be great!

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    Ac clutch sound is only normal on subarus with bad ac clutchs


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    Easy fix?

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    If your belts are original, change them with authentic Subaru belts. See if that fixes the problem.

    The A/C clutch is not an easy fix because I've not seen the part available. In any case you don't know if that's the problem, and the belts are cheaper anyway.
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    If your ac clutch is bad you have to replace the entire compressor.

    Like said above try to replace the belts with oem only and see if it helps


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