Serpentine belt

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VICTORIA MONTIJO
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
  • 3.4L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
My A/C compressor locked up on my car. Is there anyway to reroute the belt as a temporary fix until I can get the cash to replace the compressor? Diagram please. Someone help.
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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 AT 4:03 PM

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STEVE W.
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No way to do that without a bypass pulley to take the place of the AC compressor. The belt has to go under the water pump pulley to drive it and the AC compressor is what holds it there.

I looked and did not find a bypass specifically listed for that vehicle.
Plus those are almost half of the price of a replacement compressor as well.
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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 AT 4:53 PM
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CJ MEDEVAC
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Got to be flexible!

Did the compressor lock up?

Or did the pulley lock up?

Compressor locked- unplug the wires to the clutch assembly- now it cannot engage-the pulley will spin.

Pulley locked- Go to a salvage yard, locate another compressor, if the compressor is shot, no problem, it is the pulley free-spinning you need (but the whole assembly is needed).

A little sweet talking/coffee/soft drinks really steers the cash register in your favor, after all, you just want a bad part anyway! (When I go to my regular spots, they expect a Coke or Mountain Dew, I get off free or just a few dollars-For instance, $10.00 for my Mom's car door!)

Use this cheap/free compressor unit as a by-pass pulley.

Just do not plug it in!

Even better, destroy the connector on the donor compressor so no one else can plug it in.

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 AT 5:16 PM

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