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Is there a way to put a different size belt on without going around the a/c compressor? The a/c compressor locked up and wont spin and therefore the belt broke......compressor is expensive and lots of work to replace so.....

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If you remove the compressor you can buy a different length. Call to see if the part house offers a belt without AC option for your car. They usually do

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hi there it sounds to me that the bearings are going bad on your ac/c compressor

you can bypass it by getting a smaller belt
to get a size you can take a piece of string or rope and go around the remaining pulleys like alternator power steering and crank shaft then tie a know take it to napa and have them match as close as possible then install that belt this will solve your problem until you replace the compressor
the other way is go to a salvage yard look for you make and model without a/c there will be most likely a pulley and bracket in the place of the a/c compressor
take a picture of the set up and take the pulley off including the mount bolts and then remove th compressor on your car and install the pulley and you can use the same belt
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