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I have a 2002 buick rendezvous and the air compressor has locked up and broke the serpentine belt. Is it possible to re-route the belt to bypass the air compressor or buy a smaller belt? Any other options to get it running with out replacing the compressor?

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  • tvand Nov 06, 2010

    The clutch was freed up and has since locked up breaking the belt.

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If you have the ac turned off the clutch on the front of the compressor should disengage. Then the ac pulley will spin freely and you can drive until you save up for a new compressor. You may want to save up they are about 3 to 400 bucks plus installation which is about 300.

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  • tractormanan Nov 06, 2010

    Something I have done before which was rather hard to do was to take the clutch apart and remover the parts that bound up on the compressor. That will free up you pulley but don't expect it to be easy to do.

    As far as finding a belt you can use the old one if there's anything left of it. talk it and route it around all the pulley except the ac making sure pulleys with groves have the grooved part of the belt and smooth pulleys have the backside of the belt and the mark the belt with something and bring it to an auto parts store and just get one the is about the size that you marked. I've done that before also.

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