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By-Pass A/C Pump with new Serp. Fan Belt

My daughter has 1993 Buick Century with a bad A/C unit. I do not want to repair the A/C unit and would like to by-pass it altogether. I am not sure where the belt tensioning unit is or if the right belt is available. this is a 6 cyl, with power everthing.

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The belt tensioner has a pulley that is in-line with the rest of the pulleys, but it is a small one. it has a little bit of an arm that mounts either to the engine or a bracket to the engine. it puts a down force on the belt keeping it tight. when you go to remove the old belt, you will have to use either a wrench or ratchet to pull up on the tensioner (do not let the tensioner snap back into place). install in reverse order. go to the local parts store and take the old belt(if it still exists) and tell them what the problem is and how you plan to fix it with a shorter belt taking the a/c compressor out of play. and go from there.

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