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A/c condenser bypass

Can you bypass the a/c condenser with a shorter serpentine belt?

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The AC condenser does not run on a serpentine belt. if you mean the AC compressor, the answer is yes, but there is a special pulley you need to buy to replace the compressor. You can buy it at autozone or online. It is Dorman part number 34166

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SOURCE: need to find part # for a shorter serpentine belt

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.

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yes it can be done but you will need to ask in auto factor for this belt as they will no doubt know the part number and should have one in stock

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SOURCE: can you bypass ac with a shorter belt on a 1998 Ford Taurus

auto zone sells a bypass pulley Pn 34166 Think it uses the same belt

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