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Can you eliminate the air compressor on a 95 Achieva and put in a serpentine belt for no air conditioning you have gone through 3 ac compressors and want to bypass or take out ac compressor completely?

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2007-07-07 01:43:14
2007-07-07 01:43:14

Yes you can if you determine the proper length belt. You can also just unplug the A/C compressor clutch. [[User:Master James|Master James]] 01:43, 7 Jul 2007 (GMT)[[User:Master James|Master James]] 01:43, 7 Jul 2007 (GMT)[[User:Master James|Master James]] 01:43, 7 Jul 2007 (GMT)[[User:Master James|Master James]] 01:43, 7 Jul 2007 (GMT)[[User:Master James|Master James]] 01:43, 7 Jul 2007 (GMT)[[User:Master James|Master James]] 01:43, 7 Jul 2007 (GMT)
If you want to,you can just remove the compressor,open it up & remove just enough of the innerds so that the pulley still turns propperly,but yet the compressor is worthless as far as the a/c is concerned. that way you don't have to worry about belt length-just use the same size reccomended for your car. This is something that I have done myself many times B4. Master James
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