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Apparently you can. I'm in the process of doing this now on a 1997 sl2. The belt route diagram shows both routes. I believe you will lose the air dryer with the defrost setting but for a short term solution the cars back on the road. I also unplugged the clutch assemblyon the compressor. The new A/C clutch assembly is $142 and has to be ordered. I only found one parts store that will order it for me.

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Q: AC Compressor Bad Clutch is rattling on 1992 Saturn can you bypass with shorter belt?
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You have 2001 Saturn L series 300 ac compressor has seized and clutch bearing is making lots of noise .can i run this car with out compressor with different belt?

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