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!991 Olds 88...can I replace with a shorter serpentine belt?

My ac compressor went bad...Now the pulley squeals and smokes. Instead of replacing the compressor @ $300-400 here. Can I simply replaced the serpentine belt...bypass the ac with a shorter belt?

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Unplug wires going to the compressor, and let it freewheel, if it's not noisy in that mode. A/C compressor won't kick in if not connected. A lot less hassle than going the other way.

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