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Hub rubbing against AC pulley

Recently the hub started rubbing against my AC pulley.  Although everything is hooked up the AC has never worked since I've had the car so I'm not sure what would have caused this change.  Before I inspect the hub, pulley and clutch, does anyone know what kind of compressor is in my car?  The hub appears to have a small Ford logo followed by the part number L3U1 190780 A stamped into it.  The compressor also has the Ford logo cast into the back of it.  I've attached a photo of the front of the compressor.

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Attached is another pic of my compressor.

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Update:  I removed the belt yesterday and the compressor pulley turns smoothly and isn't loose or oscillating.  Any ideas why the hub would start to rub against the pulley?

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I am guessing from your description, the clutch hub is not turning with the pully.
Unplug the compressor power cable. It may be trying to turn a frozen-up compressor.