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serpentine belt broke/Ac locked up


rayray061572
12-14-2004, 01:28 PM
Can I replace the belt without fixing the AC? I want to bypass the ac altogether. What size belt do I need. It is for a 97 taurus. Help Please!

Willyum
12-14-2004, 01:43 PM
The pulley on the compressor should free wheel when the A/C is off. You can disconnect the electrical to the clutch so it won't accidentally be engaged. Don't think that you'll have any luck running a belt that skips the compressor.

rayray061572
12-14-2004, 01:53 PM
The pulley on the compressor should free wheel when the A/C is off. You can disconnect the electrical to the clutch so it won't accidentally be engaged. Don't think that you'll have any luck running a belt that skips the compressor.


The pulley is froze up. Any suggestions?

Willyum
12-15-2004, 01:43 AM
Sorry, can't think of anything without looking at it. If all you want to do is let it free wheel, it shouldn't be very costly to get it turning again.

rayray061572
12-15-2004, 03:40 PM
Sorry, can't think of anything without looking at it. If all you want to do is let it free wheel, it shouldn't be very costly to get it turning again.




I took the compressor off and got a shorter belt. Works fine for now but will have to get the ac repaired before summer. Thanks for all your help.

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