Subaru Legacy Air Conditioning


Old 10-19-08, 11:21 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Subaru Legacy Air Conditioning

I have a 1995 Legacy with air conditioning. The clutch in the compressor continues to seize up, breaking the belt. If I do not use the air conditioning, do I still need to replace belt (i.e., repair compressor clutch)? Is the car safe to drive without the belt? Thanks for any help given.
Sponsored Links
Old 10-19-08, 12:15 PM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,019
Not sure exactly with your car as to whether you can drive with no belt or not. If it doesn't drive any other accessoriers like power steering or alternator, I don't know why you couldn't though.
But be advised, the A/C compressor will kick on when you use defrost mode as well. At least any cars I know about will.
Old 10-19-08, 12:41 PM
HotxxxxxxxOKC's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 8,044
He needs the belt.

Either replace the compressor or try to find a belt from a non-AC Legacy to bypass it.
Old 10-19-08, 06:39 PM
crazycory22's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 375
could always unhook the 12v to the A/C compressor, that way he can have the full length belt, but the A/C won't come on
Old 10-20-08, 10:50 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks for everyone's help. The compressor is only for A/C - since I live in Alaska, I don't need it. I also detached the electrical wiring from the compressor clutch, so it free flows now. Appreciate your time.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes