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Shorter serpentine belt on 2001 jetta tdi

Hi, I have a 2001 jetta tdi and the ac compressor has caused two belts to be broken. I would like to know if I can just buy a shorter belt and by-pass the ac altogether. If not can I drain my cooling system and get a replacement pulley that would fit on my current ac compressor.
Thanks for any input.

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Yes you can get a shorter belt and bypass the ac. It may be as simple as going to the parts store and tell them you have 2001 jetta no ac. Just keep the receipt.
You should also disconnect the a/c compressor connectors/wires/plugs also, try doing this before you bypass the ac first incase doing so gives you warning lights on the dash board.
Also know that the defrost setting uses the a/c so it will take longer to get the condensation off the inside of the window.

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