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Is there anyway to bypass the AC with a shorter serpentine belt

Pulley broken on AC,3.8 engine

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Dorman Products makes a special bracket & idler pulley assembly for most popular American vehicles like yours. It is installed so that you can remove a seized A/C compressor. Check with your local auto parts stores to see if Dorman has this for your vehicle. It's called an Air Conditioning Compressor Delete Kit. See

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SOURCE: can i bypass a.c. pully with a shorter serpentine

yes as long as all of the other pullies are still turning the same way. The best way to do it is to go GM, and ask for the A/C Delete pully (similiar to the 1LE pully)

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SOURCE: My 2004 PT cruiser is on its second serpentine

I'm wondering why your going through tensioner pulleys so fast. Sounds like you may have the belts too tight. Unfortuantely I believe that pulley is actually pressed on and will break if you try to remove it but you might be able to find one at a junk yard. As far as the bushing being cracked, if it is a bushing it is common for them th appear cracked over time but you should replace worn parts.

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SOURCE: 95 labaron, serpentine belt comes off.

One of the pulley's the belt drives is off center. Not knowing what engine you have I would have to say you need to replace the water pump. Check the alternator bolts one may have vibrated out also the powersteering pump and A/C compressor and idler pulley assm.

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Can i replace the serpentine belt with a shorter one


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Yes there is several ways the diagram for bypass should be under hood on the fan shroud now if not there then the belt should minus diameter of ac fly wheel

now some engines dont have the belt bypass now this is when you have to google bypass pulley for your vehicle its not hard to put on there only around 30 dollars online had a van in same way two weeks later my engines pulley was being sold up to then my engine didnt have the bypass system for belt cause the mechanic who put engine in put the alternator and ac on the wrong sides so i sold my van then as i said two weeks later found the pulley

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Now, there might be a way if you can find a pickup truck without ac.
Standard pickup trucks with the 4.6 and 5.4 engines do come without ac in rare cases, especially ones sold in northern states. And the routing is the same for either truck engine without ac. But the belts are different between the pickup trucks and your Expedition. I don't know what difference is other than the Expedition belt is slightly shorter than the pickup truck belts with ac.
You may be able to run a shorter belt over the pulley above the crank and then over the pulley above the compressor, but I would expect to find bolts and brackets in the way.
And there is no way to know what the length would be without trying to measure the distance going that route, since engines without ac are routed differently. Some of the idler pulleys are in different places on the engines without ac.
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Or buy the shorter belt and bypass the whole thing a/c comp.and all.just measure using some string and go buy the belt.

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Yes you can get a shorter belt and bypass the ac. It may be as simple as going to the parts store and tell them you have 2001 jetta no ac. Just keep the receipt.
You should also disconnect the a/c compressor connectors/wires/plugs also, try doing this before you bypass the ac first incase doing so gives you warning lights on the dash board.
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