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How do you run the serpintine belt if you remove the a/c and smog pump

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That's a good one. You are obviously doing a re-modification. There are no easy answers to this unless the guy was right there and scratching his head and figuring it out for himself. You first would need to take a piece of string and wrap it around all available pulleys to find out how long the belt would have to be and then go to the parts store with the most knowledgable staff and have them help you. Yeah, you're right, I didn't really answer your question, but I took the time to type this didn't I? Now, please take the time to rate my answer.

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Go to a parts store and see if you can find aa/c bypass pulley assem. for your car. If they offer ot it will be made by motormite/dorman. If not, the best trick it to take a piece of good quality string and run it through the pulleys(making the path you think it should go), and at the end, tie it off and take it to a parts store and let them match it by the total length of the string. they will tell you how many ribs it has. good luck

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Sadly if you remove those parts you cant run the belt because there is a route for it to go, which is on those parts. I dont have A/C anymore but have to keep them because of the belt.

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