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Can i use a shorter serpentine belt to bypass ac

Ac pulley is broken

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Hi Terry, I'm glad to help. Terry, I have actually done this before on one of my personal vehicles while waiting for the A/C Compressor that was ordered. It is very hard to get the right size but it can be done. I would diffinently drive it to the parts store to do it because it will take you a few try's unless they have the option in their computer for your vehicle without A/C. But, Yes you can! Hope this helps and have an awesome day Terry!

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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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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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