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My air conditioner has just started to go out.

I cannot afford to get it fixed. Over $1500. I would like to know if the belt for the air conditioner compresser can be bypased. it also runs something else.

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It can if it is not running power steering or water pump, we need to know your car model.

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Hello Bernie, If the compresser is locked up, but the electric clutch will still spin free, then simply disconnect power to it, just thought i would mention that in case that was problem.

The way the belt is routed, it is hard to get the proper tension on the belt by using a shorter belt. It's a trial an error ordeal of trying many different lengths of belts until you find the right one, if at all.

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