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The air compressor is bad and the bearings and pulley as well. Can just the pulley and bearings be replaced until the compressor can be replace just to stop the horrible noise or can a smaller serpentine belt stop the problem for the time being

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Need to determine if the compressor is good by turning the center of the pulley assembly.if that turns then remove the serpintene belt and check the pulley for free operation. It should spin with no restrictions. If the compressor is good ,remove the electric plug for a/c clutch and remove center shaft bolt.taping on the side of the compressor clutch shoe , The shoe should come off. May require a screwdriver to carefully pry off. Once the shoe is removed there is a large snap ring inside the pulley bearing that needs to be removed. After that is done ,the clutch magnet should also come off ,and that will be the a/c compressor that is left. The a/c clutch , clutch shoe ,and pulley/ bearing are sold seprate. Let me know if that helps

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Which engine is in your van, 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder?

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