Mechanics

SERPENTINE BELT A/C BYPASS

2002 Ford Taurus

Air Conditioning problem
2002 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 165000 miles

My AC pulley has seized and I can't afford to replace it. Is there any way to bypass the AC with a shorter belt?
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Philbarnes
September 17, 2008.



I do not believe its going to work with a smaller belt
it will interfere with the tensioner

BMRFIXIT
Sep 17, 2008.
So the only way for me to get my car back on the road is to repair the (very expensive) A/C? Who's the engineer who thought that was a good idea?

Tiny
Philbarnes
Sep 18, 2008.
FORD !**

try to get used parts

and shop around for the best price

good luck

BMRFIXIT
Sep 18, 2008.
I experienced a similar AC problem last May. The mechanic advised to do exactly what you describe - bypass the AC with a shorter belt. We did it and it worked fine until such time as I could actually get the AC fixed. I was halfway to Pennsylvania from Alabama and HAD to continue my trip. This AC bypass saved my trip and cost under $200. Sorry I didn't read your question until 10/11/2008.