A/C Compressor Swap

Tiny
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I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with the 3.0L engine (84k mi). The A/C compressor went out a few months ago. I have a friend with a 1992 Taurus that has a bad transmission and is to be junked. He said the A/C worked fine and that I can have the compressor if it fits my car. My question is: Will it :
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Saturday, October 20th, 2007 AT 10:40 PM

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Tiny
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Glad to hear that my compressor may be repairable. That would greatly interest me 'cause the new one is kinda pricey, and I'm kinda broke. :)
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Sunday, October 21st, 2007 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Symptons? Now--none-I have bypaseed the compressor with a shorter serpentine belt. Before--It didnt cool very well, but I had just purchased the car-maybe two weeks before. Just before it went, I heard a loud screech, presumably the belt being dragged over a locked-up pulley. Less than 1/10th of a mile from home, the belt broke; mercifully near the parking lot of a parts store. I put on the shorter belt and have continued to drive the car, unable to buy a new compressor. Nothing else has been done, so noone has officially "condemned" the compressor. If I remember right, the pulley will turn but with quite a bit of effort (or maybe my hand was slippimg; not sure, its hard to reach).
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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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Sorry about the delay in answering (too many rainy days and and 7 pm work days). Still very interested in fixing this. The pulley is frozen up completely. I was unable to turn it at all. The hub will turn but not very freely.
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Sunday, November 4th, 2007 AT 12:52 AM
Tiny
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Remove the hub, it's held on by an 8mm bolt, then just pull or pry it off, then there is a snap ring holding the pulley on, remove that and take the pulley off, I bought the whole compressor at the junkyard and swapped these two parts, no loosing the r-134a!
Aftermarket clutch and coils don't match up! You would need to remove the compressor to install the coil!
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Sunday, November 4th, 2007 AT 4:46 AM

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