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Alternator Belt This belt was broken and I noticed that the A/C is also run on this belt and further inspection, I notice that the A/C unit does not turn looks like bearings frozen and doesn't turn. Can a belt be installed by-passing A/C unit until we have money to replace A/C unit, with out messing anything up?

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  • mannysilva21 Sep 29, 2008

    Thank you, I already replaced belt with a 38" belt by passing A/C. THe car so far is running great. The girls father is about 800 miles away and she had no money at this time to replace a 350.00 A/C unit. Thank you guys you are very help-ful.

    Manny

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Yes you can and no you dont have to remove the compressor good luck finding the right belt though

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TAKE A ROPE AND RUN IT AS IF IT WERE A BELT ALONG THE ALTERNATOR AND CRANKSHAFT. MEASURE THE LENGTH OF ROPE THEN GO TO PARTS STORE TO BUY A SMALLER BELT. THE IDEA IS TO BYPASS THE AC BEING A 94 IM SURE IT HASN'T WORKED IN QUITE SOME TIME, I'VE BEEN A MECHANIC FOR 8 YEARS AND WE BYPASS THESE ALL THE TIME, THE TENSIONER ON THAT CAR I BELIEVE IS ON THE ALTERNATOR, HONDA MADE THE AC OPTIONAL.. BELTS ARE USUALLY NAMED AFTER THERE SIZE (IE 4060934 IS 93.4 INCHES LONG) IF NEED BE REMOVE THE AC COMPRESSOR.

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Probably not. Secondly i would not drive it without your serpentine belt.  get an a/c compressor then replace belt.  You can get a rebuilt one cheaper.  Call local parts shops and ask around.  Don't risk damaging your engine.  Belts are specific size and you would have to get a custom belt to do that assuming that your pulleys are lined up to bypass anyways.  Don't risk it...Always fix a car right or you will regret it. 
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No, because u must remove the AC compressor if u do this.

ALSO the AC compressor just doesn't turn as u wish because there's a clutch inside of it.

If is indeed seized, must remove it and buy a strap for ur model car WITHOUT AC.

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