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How to replace a/c compressor pully? what is the alternator belt size with out a/c compressor installed? THANK YOU!!

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The compressor pulley requires a special puller and installer to service it. These kits cost about $30. Most parts houses carry this tool. Many have a tool rental program for such a tool.

You will have to inquire at your local parts house as to if a belt is offered that is less the AC option. My guess is that your car was never available without this option.

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  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator. The routing diagram is on one of the radiator supports.
  • The tensioner pulley is near the Alternator toward the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
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