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Can i replace the serpentine belt with a shorter one

Ac pulley is broken

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Sometimes you can bypass the ac with another type of belt sometimes you can call autoparts and ask for a vbelt for a none ac model sutch as yours if not then a smaller belt will do but you can go through 20 to 30 before find the right one so ask for your model of car without ac to see if exsists

Posted on Jun 18, 2014

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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)

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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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.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: i need to replace my serpentine belt but i dont

1994 CHRYSLER LEBARON - V6 3.0L 2972cc 181ci GAS FI N 3

Belt Routing Diagram (Alt., P.S., Idler & Tens.)

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From DAYCO Catalog

I hope help you with this. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 T&C with a 3.8L

how many advance and autozone parts stores do you drive by each day? i go by at least 3 of each just on my way to work. not to mention all the NAPA and independent car parts stores out there.
now when you need a car part, a car parts store is the place to go, seems self evident to me. same principle involved with car tires, a tire store is a good place to find them and they are all over the place as well. if you want to pay a lot more you can go to the parts desk at a dealer.

Posted on Jul 28, 2011

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SOURCE: belts and pulley replaced on chrysler LHS, and now it squeals really bad

Try some belt dressing. If that doesn't work, the tensioner pulley may not have been installed properly. Return for warrant service.

Posted on Jul 22, 2012

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