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I have a 2006 volvo xc90 with a 4.4 v8 awd. The bearings in the compressor are bad and I was wondering if it possible to bypass the ac without causing any other issues other than not having ac.

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    Kyle Steven OHare May 10, 2017

    On older SAABs we were able to use a shorter serpentine belt to bypass the AC compressor back in the day. Not sure if its possible on an XC90 ; but it IS possible you just wont have AC



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There are bypass pulleys available for A/C systems. If it is the compressor bearing the clutch on it should free wheel, just disconnect the wire going into the clutch, if its the clutch it self, use a bypass pulley, Im sure you can find one online .

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ok well sounds to me like your gonna have to remove the ac comp. itself which will take a little work... the new pully will prolly be a bracket that bolts up were the ac comp is now but it will be free spinning i have not done this specfic one but thats like one i did once you will have to empty the ac system of all refrig which to be done properly you must have a recovery machine {which means shop which means money im sorry} then remove the lines and un bolt comp. when all said and done you will notice better gas milage so thats a plus i hope this was helpfull and once again this is how i did it to my old blazer i used to have so i hope that its the same for you best of luck man

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I doubt anyone knows that off the top of their head. You could run a string through the path you want the belt to take and measure how much string it takes. This will give you an approximate length for the belt -- most parts stores could find one close to that size.

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The easiest method to do this is to go to an auto parts store and buy a belt designed for a truck with no air conditioning. The belt will be the right size, and you just install it as normal, and bypass the compressor

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