This is my first Subaru, and I absolutely love the vehicle; however, because of it, I’m very new to its mechanics. I bought it used from a friend, and I’ve been driving it for three weeks now, now this noise has come up and I want to verify what needs to be fixed before I start taking things apart. Perhaps you all know what noise this is coming from the compressor/ac idler pulley area?
Here are a couple of videos.
In case it does somehow matter, one of my knowledgeable friends asked me if it makes more noise when I turn, and the answer is no.
Also, the noise does not come through the speakers, and from what I understand, that eliminates an alternator problem.
Thank you all!