Compressor clutch

subaru

#1

I have a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek. While I was on a trip last week, it started blowing hot air. I went to the local Subaru dealer there, and they diagnosed it as a bad compressor clutch and said that I would need to have the compressor replaced, but it would take them until Tuesday (tomorrow) to get the part. Since I had to be back at work today, I decided to wait and get it done here.

Now…I know just enough to be dangerous and am familiar with the idea of replacing the condenser/dryer when you replace a compressor, but this wasn’t mentioned by the dealer. Should that be done, or does it not need it since it was the clutch and not the actual compressor that went bad?


#2

As long as the compressor itself didn’t grenade itself, there’s no reason to replace those parts or flush the system.

Tester


#3

Thank you…I wasn’t finding a good, straightforward answer to that anywhere.


#4

why would you need the compressor replaced, just replace the clutch.