Can remove AC Compressor pulley without damaging motor?

Asked by Jan 26, 2019 at 08:21 PM about the 2009 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I’m currently a 6 hr drive away from home
and there’s no garages available. A bearing in
the AC Unit has bust and when the AC
Compressor Pulley spins it’s making a metal
on metal horrible noise.  Can I cut and
remove the AC Compressor Pulley without
damaging anything else?

3 Answers

252,455

If the AC belt only operates the AC all you need to do is remove the belt. If it operates something else then you have a problem. Based on the diagram you posted you can safely remove the AC belt and drive the car. +1 for looking up the diagram!

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Thanks for the intel. I removed it last night and there’s no issues. Much appreciated.

650

Cut the stretch belt. You’ll be fine. Common on your car that the compressor grenades. Seen it many times. Disconnect the connector on top of the compressor too

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