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A/c compressor can i bypass a/c compressor with a shorter serpentine belt

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Not that I know of just remove the compressor and install a bypass pulley. Should be same fitment. W0133-1628940 is the preferred belt

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you will have to buy a new tensioner that pushes in the opposite direction as the one that is on there now, and there should be a diagram right under the hood on a yellow sticker that show a solid line for the routing with the airconditioner and a broken line without. I had to do the same thing last year!

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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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SOURCE: Need a serpentine belt that bypasses the air
You need to maintain the original path to keep the cotact on the other pullies.The link is the part you will need to do this.I am sure there are other places to get the part,this was the first one that poped up.Well hope this helps and good luck.

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SOURCE: What size serpentine belt fits

sorry there isn't a belt
You have to keep what you have for the right tension, unless you have added a ilder pully in place of your ac

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SOURCE: my air compressor is not

It may be possible and the shorter belt will not last as many miles as a longer belt. What also will be affected is any other pulley on the serpetine belt. Everything like your power steering pump, Alternator, and water pump will run at a different speed.

The power pulley is the crankshaft. The other pulleys work in relationship to how far the belt moves per 1 rotation of the crankshaft pulley. If the belt is shorter it will make more rotations per turn of the crankshaft. This will cause more wear on everything else turning. You also have to look at the way the belt runs on both the grooved side and the smooth side of the belt.

The pulley on the A/C can certainly freeze up, but it is made to free wheel when the A/C clutch is unplugged. Try unplugging the socket down at the A/C clutch so it can not turn the compressor.

You may have some luck with a Speed shop in regards to eliminating the compressor. A/C robs horsepower and would certainly be eliminated by a Speed purist.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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