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Can i bypass ac compressor belt on 2001 eclipse

I want to remove the belt from a/c compressor pulley. Can it be done and how much shorter of a belt do I need?

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SOURCE: How to remove crankcase pulley from 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Its just one bolt in the center. there is usually i panel in the wheel well that you can take off to get to it real easy. I always use a repair manual from autozone. it tells you what to do step by step.

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SOURCE: where is the ac compressor fuse or relay in 2001


The picture should help you find the relay, its in the engine bay area.


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The compressor cannot be by-passed, but you can disconnect the compressor clutch by disconnecting the two wire connector at the compressor; then the compressor pulley is just an idler.

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