So that buzzing sound my 2014 Forester’s a/c compressor made since last year? Yeah it wasn’t supposed to do that.
I checked the clutch gap today after suffering mild heat exhaustion in 102 degree weather with the A/C blowing warm… .82 millimeter… Factory specs say 0.1-0.6mm.
Thus it was time to subtract a shim from the shaft.
And then my workday jumped to like 10 hours and crap so what follows:
There’s actually nothing to stop this from turning so I just grabbed it with my hand and used the wrench on the center bolt because I’m some scary beast
The compressor drive plate before cleaning
Pulley side after removing all three shims and before cleaning
I saw it recommended to torque the center to 10 foot pounds which worked fine with my bare hands, once again….
Now it seems I just have cold air constantly and no buzzing noise (was that it slipping??)