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I’ve been having problems with my car while driving. When I am at low RPMs/ braking the engine, battery, oil, and ABS lights come on and my power steering goes to ****. Today I got home and popped the hood and my car was smoking. I don’t think it’s the alternator because I had it checked and it’s putting out the power it need but I do think it’s the part next to it. What is the name of that part? I’ll post a picture. Also am I crazy for thinking it’s that part?
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It looks like you’re pointing at the HVAC pump. It is a single part, although I have replaced the electronic clutch on a 04 Impreza. Not a pretty job, but kicking the can down the road when I need to replace the pump.


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@fxt2 that was my first thought, but then, I remembered the later models went to a "stretch belt".

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I would call it "AC Compressor".

If it is seizing, it certainly could add additional strain on your engine. Kind of like trying to accelerate while applying the brakes at the same time.

The AC is an accessory. You could drive your car without the belt being on there. You wouldn't even get any warning lights on the dash.

Only problem: (as already mentioned above) the belt is a stretch-fit belt. It IS possible to remove it and re-install it, but the proper way to do it is to cut off the belt and install a new stretch-fit belt.

And... if there is no problem with the AC compressor, you've wasted that money...
 

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That's the AC compressor and as you stated the item to the left is the alternator.

BTW, completing the data about your car details in your profile would help us help you, I've not seen a 2019 with aluminum intake manifold.
 
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