AC CLUTCH GOING BAD CAN I REPLACE BELT WITH ONE ...

  • Tiny
  • crabs
  • 2005 Pontiac Sunfire
  • 174,000 miles

A/c clutch going bad can I replace belt with one from same car with out a/c and leave a/c unit on car and unplug electric with doing any harm to motor

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Monday, November 12th, 2012 AT 2:29 PM

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  • Wrenchtech
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No, not on your car because the pulley locations will cause the belt to rub.

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Monday, November 12th, 2012 AT 2:39 PM
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  • KRamler92
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You can buy a bypass pulley and take the entire a/c compressor out and run the belt as normal just use the bypass pulley instead. You can get one for around $35. Otherwise eventually the Clutch will rub and make a loud squealing noise as the clutch is rubbing (you will see metal shavings under the a/c clutch).

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Friday, December 7th, 2012 AT 11:59 AM
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  • KRamler92
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I apologize I do not believe you can use a bypass pulley for the 2005 sunfire. I forgot about the year.

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Friday, December 7th, 2012 AT 12:06 PM
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A/C bypass pulleys are only offered by one company and only for certain applications and at this time, they do not offer one for this vehicle.

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Friday, December 7th, 2012 AT 12:13 PM

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