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Can I bypass the AC clutch with a different blet

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Not with a different belt, If you want to bypass your AC go to your local parts store and purchase a AC bypass pulley remove the AC comperssor bolt on the bypass pulley then use your original belt. make sure to cap ac lines to keep dirt out if you want to put AC back on.

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If you have a bad or locked-up A/C compressor, you do not have to change the belt at all unless the clutch bearing is bad. Otherwise, the belt will simply ride on the clutch pulley without any problems. All you have to do is to disconnect the A/C clutch wire connector to keep the clutch from engaging and destroying your belt.

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