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Old 05-14-2008, 05:02 AM   #1
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Default AC Compressor Bypass --- '95 SE

Hi all, just a quick question. Sorry if this has been covered already. I did a search and found nothing on this.

I have a '95 SE, and the pulley and clutch plate on my AC compressor are going bad, and making a horrible noise.

Since I never use my AC, I was wondering if I could bypass the AC compressor pulley altogether, using a smaller belt. Would this cause any problems?

If anyone has done this, what was the part number for the belt?

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You can bypass it. Others have done it before, but I don't think anyone ever posted the part number for the belt used.

You could measure it out and take that measurement to the parts store. That should get you close.
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You may be able to get a "compressor delete pully". This will allow you to pull the compressor off, replace with the pully and run the same belt. You may have to put a jumper on the line pressure switch to get the cooling fans to work correctly. I had to do this on my "95 Olds 88. I was unable to find a delete pully specifically for a '95 Olds. I bought one for a "96 Bonneville, had to fab a simple brace but it is still working fine.
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