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NEED TO ROUTE SERPENTINE BELT AROUND SEIZED AC PULLEY ON 2001 TAU

REPLACED SERPENTINE BELT ON 2001 FORD TAURUS BUT THEN FOUND OUT THAT THE AIR CONDITIONER PULLEY IS NOT ROTATING PROPERLY---IS THERE A WAY TO ROUTE AROUND THE AC PULLEY UNTIL THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR CAN BE REPLACED???

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  • whtghst51 Jan 28, 2009

    THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR SPEEDY RESPONSE TO MY DILEMMA...BOTH ARE GREAT IDEAS...

  • whtghst51 Jan 31, 2009

    thanx for all suggestions.. I ended up getting a belt 6 inches shorter (after measuring length bypassing the ac pulley)..it worked like a charm....and I am going to take later advice to buy ac compressor pulley from AutoZone--they are only a few blocks down from where I live...this is alot better than getting entire new ac compressor,,,,

  • freethruhim7 Mar 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. What size belt did you end up getting that worked to bypass the ac compressor?

  • mavg
    mavg Nov 27, 2013

    belt from autozone part# 815k6 (81 1/2" belt) I had to remove ac pump because belt had contact with pulley

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    truck won't start until i rotate serpentine belt

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    AC compressor is bad. I want to bypass the compressor and need a shorter belt. what size belt should I use?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    replaced out serpintine belt but the ac pulley is frozen up so belt started smoking

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    can you put belt on car that has ac compressor but not on compressor

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Some Parts Stores Have A/C Bypas Belts you should call around

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  • Ronnie Wilson Jan 28, 2009

    Hello there I did a little more research on this and Came Up with A True Blue SOLUTION,

    An Auto parts Store here in the MIDWEST (Not sure Where You are Located) Does Have In Stock

    What They call An Air Conditioner Compressor BYPASS "PULLEY" It runs $40.00 A bit Less

    than that Compressor LoL ( AUTOZONE's Duralast Part # 34166) FOR 01 Taurus 3.0L Hope Im Right there I dont think Eng. Size was ever Disclosed regaurdless Im sure they have em for all ENG. Displacments Im in great Hopes that this Helps If there are no Autozones in your State I Would Check Stores Like Napa,Carquest,Advance,Kragen,ALL of whitch ARE AUOT PARTS stores that I Believe are Nationwide. GOOD LUCK God Bless, RejakWilson

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Not unless you can take about 4 inches out of belt. shorter belt is what you need. take some string and route it just like the belt goes but eliminate the compressor and take that to auto parts store an see if they can match one up for you.

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