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Can I bypass a bad a/c compressor with a non a/c shorter belt

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  • James Hehling
    James Hehling Dec 09, 2011

    Can I bypass a bad a/c compressor with a non a/c shorter belt

  • James Hehling
    James Hehling Dec 15, 2011

    I found that Dayco belt no. 9070905 (length 90.554") or Napa belt no. 070901 (length 90 5/8") fit perfectly.



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  • James Hehling
    James Hehling Dec 12, 2011

    I tried that Auto zone belt and it is too short. I am in process of finding a Dayco belt that may work. I will report on it if it works.

  • chargerhp
    chargerhp Dec 12, 2011

    I would go to a store like napa or one of the real other auto part stores. Take your old belt cut it wrap it around the new way and set the tensioner to where it should be and mark the belt measure it and maybe make it 1/2 inch shorter for when it fits tight. I'm sure napa can give you a belt according to size

  • chargerhp
    chargerhp Dec 12, 2011

    Advanced auto old belt 97.96 long Dayco 5070915 92.2 the one that didn't fit was 89.24

  • James Hehling
    James Hehling Dec 13, 2011

    Cutting the old one suggested by chargerhp is a great idea. Thanks much.



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