Is it possible to bypass the AC on this car

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD 500
Is it possible to bypass the ac on this car. My clutch burnt up and compressor is shot. A new compressor is outrageous and I cannot find a bypass pulley for this model or a routing diagram without ac. Is it even a possibility? It sucks that the car has to have a working compressor in order for the car to run at all. Some of us just don't have that kind of cash. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 8:33 AM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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From the looks of the diagram I have attached below, I don't think you will be able to just by-pass it. Replacing just the bearing will probably be the least expensive way out of this one, unless you can find an "A/C Delete" kit somewhere online
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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
REDBRAVO1342
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  • 2005 FORD 500
  • 70,000 MILES
I am trying to replace the ac compressor on a 2005 ford 500 I have disconnected and loosened everything and now im stuck cause I cant where I can actually remove the compressor from no of the openings appear large enough and I have tried sqeezing in though and rotating it and have had no luck.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 8:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TY ANDERSON
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According to the repair manual it has you remove the cooling fan assembly. I don't know if you did this step or not?
There is a specific note that states" The a/c compressor must be removed through the opening between the coolant pump an upper radiator support"
Try this and get back to me if it doesn't work, TY
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 8:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
REDBRAVO1342
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Yeah it finally figured it out but thank you though I appreciate it.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 8:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
J2JBROWN
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  • 2007 FORD 500
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 72,000 MILES
I have an immaculate '07 Ford 500. Replace the a/c compressor last May. Had to bring in a used one from Oregon (they never use a/c there, but I'm in Texas) when stock was back ordered 90 days, last summer. I am having problems, again. Spoke with a Ford service writer and he said there's usually not problems with this model and a/c. If the engine is engage (car is moving), it cools, ok. If I'm sitting still (and I do that, a lot), not cold air. I'm tired of "mechanics" who are "parts replacers" and am trying to gain a little knowledge before I take it somewhere. Any ideas.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 8:42 AM (Merged)
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MRK1970
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Having the same problem, dealership now wants to put in a new air compressor, after replacing a senor telling me the compressor was fine, a mechanic from a private garage tells me no way is it the compressor, Plus the dealership tells me I cant get a air compressor till November its back ordered! This is the hottest summer on the books here in NJ almost every day is plus 90 degrees and high hummidty
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 8:42 AM (Merged)

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