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Can you replace tyhe a/c pully woyhout the compressor

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Yes you could, however you need a compressor clutch holding tool to remove the compressor clutch retaining bolt. After that you can take off the a/c clutch spacer and hub. When that is out of the way you have to remove the clutch pulley retaining snap ring with snap ring pliers. Then the a/c clutch pulley will come off.

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If you go with it, let me know how it turns out...

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