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I have a 2003 Escape 6 cylinder and the AC compressor has gone bad and I do not want to repair or replace it can I diable it from the belt so I do not have the noise of the bearing.

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Yes you can, but it is not an exact science. You would have to figure out the right length belt and make sure everything still turned the right direction. You know you can replace te bearing inthe compressor pulley pretty cheap without having to fix or replac the whole compressor...

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