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I have a 99 chevrolat suberban 1500. Is it possible to bypass the a/c compressor, and use the same belt?. If not what type of belt do I need?

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Bypassing the AC compressor is not done with a belt, all modes and engines have but one belt number, what is done is that a AC bypass pulley is installed in place of the compressor. These bypass pulleys are little motre than the cost of a belt, they are made by GM as a replacemement part and in the aftermarket by a comapny named "DORMAN" any good parts store like Napa or Carquest can order the pulley you need. here is a picture of a typical pulley

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Go to a parts store and buy a new serpentine(accessory) belt. tell them your vehicle spec to get the right belt, then speify that you have no a/c. or you could just buy another compressor for 200-300 dollars plus freon.

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