Question about 1998 Ford Taurus
The ac compressor locked up and need to find out if i can get shorter belt and everything still work right
Auto zone sells a bypass pulley Pn 34166 Think it uses the same belt
Posted on Dec 31, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First of all, make sure back of belt is well away from pulley your by-passing, and if it's 3.0L not DOHC engine, it looks like your path from power steering to crankshaft, instead of AC compressor might come awful close to rubbing. If your convinced it will work, use a piece of string, go usual route, then new route, and subtract distance difference form original.
The length of the belt is usually part of the part number. For example: it calls for say a 4060855 belt for your car. The 855 means 85.5" long. The guys in parts store should be able to fix you up. If your string tells you it's 6" shorter, then get part number 4060795.
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
You do not want to open that can of worms. Getting a belt to do that is simply guesswork, and if the thing does not get routed correctly, you will have pullies that are running backwards, which can cause all kinds of problems.
Here is a better solution: A company named MOTORMITE makes pully assemblies that are designed to replace the existing A/C compressor. You simply remove the compressor and this pully assembly bolts on to the compressor mounts. It allows you to not only route the belt correctly, but also allows you to use the belt that the vehicle was originally equipped with, eliminating the guesswork involved in trying to find a belt that will be the right length and have the correct tension to run things.
There is one of these available for your Taurus. It is Part Number 34166 and lists for $39.99 on the AutoZone web site. Click the direct link below to go there and check it out.
AutoZone By-Pass Pully 2002 Ford Taurus
Posted on Jan 08, 2012
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