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1997 oldsmobile cutlass supreme

A/c compressor seized and shop says that my make and model does not have an bypass pulley. I just wanted them to pull it out as I haven't had a/c since I had the car. Does that sound right?

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You are correct, there is an a/c compressor bypass pulley kit available for your car. I also found it on Google ranging in price from $26-$36. Since this shop is unwilling to do the research, buy the part yourself and either have them do it or take car to someone who is willing to do it. A shorter belt may not be required since the bypass pulley takes place of the compressor. Just add labor to remove old compressor and install bypass pulley.

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Get a compressor from a junkyard. All you need is for the pulley to spin if you don't care about having working ac.

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SOURCE: A/C compressor pulley is seized and burning the serpentine belt

yeah its seized up[ and they dont make a repair kit for that one either. they have at most auto parts stores an ac bypass pulley . its a bracket and pulley so you can bypass the factory ac unit and still run the factory belt. but if you decide to change the ac unit there are 5 bolts holding the unit down .have the system evacuated.loosen belt and drop down out of your way. take the ac lines off the compressor and set aside . there are two bolts on top in front and there are 3 bolts in back on top tieing together a triangle shape mounting plate , take all 5 loose and out.disconnect ac wires (snap clip) lift , lightly pry off old ac unit.set aside and reverse the procedure to install your new or salvage yard ac unit. refrigerant chargers can be purchased from wall mart ( there cheaper) at $30. roughly 2 1/2 cans will completely fill the system just follow on label instructions. its all easy to do if you can use wrenches and have a little knowledge. and you get the satisfaction of doing it yourself. and save a bunch of $ along the way.

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