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Just wondering if an air compressor should already be going out (bad bearing) in a 2003 Focus ZX3 with 50,000 miles? Is it worth replacing?

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Anything is possible, but it depends on what you were told and who told you. If the thing is making noise, by all means replace it. If you are not sure, get a mechanics stethoscope. Another factor with an AC clutch (and bearing) is the amount of gap in the clutch pads when the AC is off. They measure that in thousandths of an inch. The gap on a Ford can be adjusted by adding or removing shims. It would be easier to advise if I had more information.

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