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CAN YOU INSTALL DRIVE BELT ON CAR WITH AC AND BYPASS AC AC COMPRESSOR SEIZED

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On most cars you can. But first take a string and rout it around all the pullys excludeing the compressor pully. To make shure the path is cler. Then mesure the length of the string to order your shorter belt.

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