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2004 ford taurus. Had battery and belt replaced. cuts off

Have a 2004 taurus, replaced belt and battery. However, problem is when the car idles. it cuts off. I was told the air conditioner replacement system would cost 1000. Would bypassing compressor solve the idling problem and would i be without ac.

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  • sdmcginester Mar 09, 2009

    I was told by two different mechanics that the compressor was bad. I asked the mechanic to bypass the compressor. After doing this, the car runs fine, minus the ac. However, the car continues to idle roughly. After replacing the fuse, the car idles fine. However, i had to replace the fuse twice. Im thinking the mechanic did not disconnect the electricity to the compressor. Im truly reaching here, i no nothing about cars



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Yes on both accounts. you can by pass the compressor by getting a serpentine belt for a non air conditioned car.Why do you feel that the a/c compressor is the problem? 

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  • snipehunter Mar 09, 2009

    if you disconnect the plug that goes to the compressor two wires that or on the top of the compressor it should stop popping the fuse.



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