WILL BYPASSING THE AC COMPRESSOR TO START AND MOVE CAR CAUSE FUTURE PROBLEMS?

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  • thomasjen71
  • 2000 Ford Taurus
  • 180,000 miles

I have a 2000 ford taurus with the 24 overhead cam engine. Right now the air conditioning compressor is not functioning. If we bypass it to start it and drive the car to move it will it cause any other problems for the car?

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 9:37 PM

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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DRIVE

YOU WILL BE .......HOT!

THE DEFROSTER WILL STILL WORK, BUT IT WILL TAKE LONGER TO DEFROST THE GLASS.......DEFROST MODE, IN NEWER VEHICLES USE THE A/C (EVAPORATOR) TO REMOVE MOISTURE BEFORE IT BLOWS AIR ON YOUR WINDSHIELD

......SO...BASICALLY, YOU WILL HAVE A CAR FROM THE 70s WITH NO COCKPIT COOLING!

I RECKON YOUR OPTIONS MIGHT BE:

USE A SHORTER BELT IF IT WILL THREAD IN WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE

USE A BYPASS PULLEY--YOUR BELT SIZE WILL PROBABLY REMAIN THE SAME...SEE MY LINK

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_air-conditioning-bypass-pulley-dorman--help_18893291-p?searchTerm=a%2Fc+bypass+pulley

LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES

THE MEDIC

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