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My 1999 oldsmobile aurora a/c compressor is shot is there any way i can bypass the a/c compressor w/ a kit??/----a mechanic said there is no short belt made for this car since all were made w/ air conditions----any after market kits made for this car??----this will be my 3 rd compressor---cant afford it help!!!!----will be willing to go w/ out a/c for the remaining life of the car if ya can find another solution---thanx---matt

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That make may have not had a car made without a/c but another make of car may have the same exact engine but without a/c.I had the same exact problem with my Buick(I think it was a 1992,it's been a while)but there was a Chevy car that had the same exact engine as mine,but had no a/c so I used the belt made for the Chevy and bypassed my seized compressor.Please let me know what engine you have and I will look for the same situation.If you want to you can research it too,that's up to you though,but I have nothing but time.Since Olds is basically the same as Buick,and mine was a 1992 and yours is a 1996,I bet we can find something.You obviously live up North too if you're willing to go without a/c(I would hope).I am from the North too but moved to FL 10 years ago.

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