Frozen Air Compressor


big20x
10-13-2006, 05:48 PM
I recently changed the starter on My 1999 Chevy Lumina LTZ. During the process I discovered the reason the starter died was the fact that the Air compressor froze up, and resulted in the the starter failing.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to bypass the aircompressor. I have done this before on another vehicle, but I just can't seem to get the routing of the belt down so it turns the alternator, Power steering, and water pump.

If anyone has done this please let me know how you did it

Thanks in advance

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tblake
10-14-2006, 05:36 PM
seems i recall an article on http://60degreev6.com about how this is done. It was a while ago, but may want to ping around on this website. Oh, wait you have a 3.8, damnit. could try those forums anywyas.

MT-2500
10-14-2006, 06:04 PM
I recently changed the starter on My 1999 Chevy Lumina LTZ. During the process I discovered the reason the starter died was the fact that the Air compressor froze up, and resulted in the the starter failing.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to bypass the aircompressor. I have done this before on another vehicle, but I just can't seem to get the routing of the belt down so it turns the alternator, Power steering, and water pump.

If anyone has done this please let me know how you did it

Thanks in advance

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Check your local parts place for a bypass kit.
Or sometimes you can replace the compresser bearing if that is what is frozen up.
MT

jeffcoslacker
10-15-2006, 08:10 AM
If you don't care if the A/C works or not, I've bought good salvage yard compressors for $30 (pull it yourself yards) or so, just mount another one up.

big20x
10-15-2006, 11:08 PM
Thanks a lot. I am looking for a bypass kit for now. But I just might have the whole thing changed. I really am glad I found this place you guys are a wealth of info for these cars.

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MT-2500
10-16-2006, 09:28 AM
Thanks a lot. I am looking for a bypass kit for now. But I just might have the whole thing changed. I really am glad I found this place you guys are a wealth of info for these cars.

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You are welcome.
Also here is a good AC link.
http://www.autoacforum.com/
MT

richtazz
10-16-2006, 05:09 PM
Here is a link to Dorman's website, showing the part you need to eliminate the compressor.

https://www.dormanproducts.com/cgi-bin/vm91corp30r/item-dtl.w?sid=0x007e7fc6&item=34195&icrid=0x0004598c&clt=hwrap1&vsrch_str=&vsrch_brand=&vsrch_cat=&st_amount=&end_amount=&start=&vfrom=&prev=&vnext=&category_list=:0

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