Subaru AC Not Working (Easy Fix)

Subaru AC Not Working (Easy Fix)

AC cold air stops working on my 2015 Subaru Forester, thankfully it’s an easy fix. Same compressor design is found in Subaru Outback and Impreza.

Feeler gauge kit –
Clutch holding tool –
OTC Variable Pin Spanner Wrench –

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@devonsellers8537 says:

i wish i could like the video twice!

@O.Factor_ says:

Hey! I have a question, but first I want to say thank you so much for the video! I couldn't figure out what was wrong with my GFs AC, but I think you might've solved the problem.

Would I need to buy the OTC Variable Pin Spanner Wrench if I have the Clutch holding tool?

@TomLertola says:

Thank you for this video – I had the exact problem you described on my 2015 forester and this fixed it.

@DatSleezyDogg says:

This worked on my 2019 Subaru Impreza sedan. It was such an easy fix and took 10 minutes tops.Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

@Courtney-l3x says:

Just ordered parts! Subaru Impreza limited 2015. Same issue to the tee! Wow. Fingers crossed; will follow up. I sincerely thank you for your expertise and sharing your video…. I’ll be having it on repeat when doing the job lol.

@jacobcatron2299 says:

Thank you! I completed this fix on my wife's 2016 Subaru Forester yesterday and now the A/C is ice cold and working perfectly.

@BenSchlaefer says:

Thank you so much for this video! Saved me a TON of money.

@dranyth says:

I have a 2014 Crosstrek that I just bought recently. A/C had weak cooling back in May, so I took it to a place to check the coolant levels, which were low, so they got filled then. At that point the cooling power was fine. We get into June and some of these hotter days, A/C works fine, but I notice that sometimes near the end of 10-15 minute trips, the A/C kind of dies and starts blowing outside air in uncooled. Not sure what to do, brother-in-law suggests that it could mean the coolant is overpressurized. I initially tried to take it back to the place that filled the coolant to have them check the pressure, but the A/C tech wasn't there and they couldn't do it.

I started looking for videos on if there was anything I could do myself to check the pressure, but somehow I ran into this video instead. It seemed to be exactly the issue I was having. I checked the gap of the clutch plate at rest and found it to be wider than 0.6mm, so I rented a clutch holding tool from AutoZone and we proceeded to take the plate off, I had the same thin and thick shim washers, so we put the thick shim back in, put the thing back together and took it for a 25 minute test drive with the A/C blasting and it worked fine the whole time.

Which was just in time, because I was just about to have about 4 hours of driving ahead of me in the summer heat and I really didn't want my A/C turning off every 10-15 minutes. Luckily for me, the fix held up throughout the whole trip, A/C had no problems at all now that the clutch plate back in spec.

So huge thanks for this video and how detailed you were in showing the process!

@crazyjudean6402 says:

My AC compressors out too, but I’m wondering if it’ll work on a 2015 Honda Odyssey EXL

@jonathangomez-vv2dh says:

My wife's Subaru Forester is having the same issue. I am going to give this a try.

@tracyst.pierre3841 says:

Thank you so much for this video!

@bradparker8774 says:

This short video saved me hundreds – got the tools off Amazon, and 30 minutes of work fixed the problem. Many thanks! (PS. I had three shims in there, and left in the thickest and thinnest, and brought it just to 0.4mm.)

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