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Trying to eliminate a/c compressor need size of belt once i remove compressor

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Call the auto parts store and tell them you are doing that.
They can look it up on their computor with ac or without ac, and get the right belt.
Some vehilces don't have a listing for no ac and can't be bypassed.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

  • phreakymomma May 21, 2010

    thank you i know it is possible to bypass it i just need to get the right belt size

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    jack of all trades , May 29, 2014

    are you serious with that answer , you can get a belt to eliminate the a/c pulley you may have to go back a few time but if you goto the right parts store they will help you out,


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You wont be able to because it will mess up every system that runs off of your serpentine belt. all you need to do is gut the compressor and re-install it as a dummy pully. if you dont, the ratio for your alternator, water pump, power steering, etc. will all get screwed up andthe car will not run right and it could seriously damage other parts.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

  • phreakymomma May 21, 2010

    i have spoke with alot of people and i know it is possible to bypass the a/c unit

  • Johnsamantha Mar 21, 2011

    Why would bypassing the ac compressor change the speed of anything else turning the speed of the belt is determined by the speed of the crank pulley



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