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How do you bypass the air conditioner compressor with the serpentine belt on a 1991 Ford Escort?


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2015-07-15 19:53:46
2015-07-15 19:53:46

You'll probably need to buy three belts and take two back before you get it right. Take a piece of string, hold the end exactly where the belt leaves the pulley before the compressor, follow the same path the belt does around the compressor and on to the next pulley where you want to mark the string where it meets the pulley. Take the measurement of the string, subtract it from the overall length of the old belt (with AC) and that will give a pretty good idea of how long a belt you need to bypass the compressor. Buy that one and another two (slightly smaller and slightly bigger because it's important to have roughly the proper amount of tension on the belt.

  • jwko - you can also remove the a/c compressor and get a belt that is for your application without a/c

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