Bypassing the AC compressor

Tiny
OH.EIGHT.GL550
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  • 2008 MERCEDES BENZ GL450
  • 5.5L
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
How to measure or can you advise on this shorter serpentine to accomplish getting up and running by bypassing the broken compressor for the time being?
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 AT 10:22 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Here is a diagram for the belt routing. While looking at it it seems like you will be able to bypass it no problem. You will need of course a shorter belt which will take some trail and error.

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

If you decide to do the compressor here is a guide to help you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-air-conditioner-compressor

Best, Ken
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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 AT 10:58 AM
Tiny
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Thank you ken for your attention. While a bit of a let down, I became soo hopeful of a viable remedy and a readily available source for finding it, following the nearly identical information on another vehicle for another members question essentially the same end goal as I have., Was responded to with lightning speed and very specific information that surely was thee solution the guy was searching for. It gave the impression that such a measurement was researchable and clearly at least at the fingertips of the contributor that responded to the question.
Yet for my vehicle or for my asking the wrong way or to the wrong area here, im not seeing the same eagerly needed insights,
note that im not complaining or demanding anything like some expecting as would, rather just reacting to your kind communicate to me.

That said, im sure if there were a means to this insight I need badly. Im confident you would be sharing it ad not withholding what would be my solution, simply for the fun of it.

Again, my thanks to all, and my gratitude for your work to be of help to any and all who are turning to you here in need of advise or insight. Your efforts mean more than just the relief you provide and problems you solve. I for one try not to expect or take for granted these such special things, and the better people who can be found in place and making an impact of help, no more good deed yet humbled involvement can be seen at all any more; while it can prove to restore good faith, ease anxiety, resolve cascading destructive fears, and even flat save someone life in the sort of scenario where your input stops a potential financial domino collapse.

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SRL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 AT 2:52 PM

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