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Old 01-20-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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My car has been squealing pretty loud and had no accleration so i was under the hood today and couldnt pinpoint the sound, i just knew it was an accessory. So i pulled the throttle cable and sparks shot out from the A/C compressor... not good. Since the A/C doesn't work anyway, I just want to bypass it.. Is this possible? I looked it up in the book and it doesn't show any belts for a 92 SSE Supercharged without A/C because they all came standard with it. :( I'd rather not replace the A/C compressor, but it looks like the clutch is locked on it. If anyone has done this before, what size belt did you use? Thanks.
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aw damnit... Can i just pound on the compressor then to get the clutch to unlock? I need a cheap temporary fix until I get a new compressor for summer.
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geez i think thrasher or zzp makes a bracket to bypass the a/c.
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there is no way to do this. the bearings went out of my a/c compressor clutch and locked tight. it made noises for awhile and when i was out somewhere, turned off the car, went to restart it when i was ready to leave and it was tight. woudnt even turn the motor over. i tried many different belts to bypass it because the clutch alone was like $150. one i got the shortest belt on there that i could , it looked great, but, once i started the car, and gave it some gas, the tensioner would move and have the belt touching itself on the inside. i ended up going and finding a juck a/c compressor and took the clutch off of it and put it on mine. one the clutch gets that hot, it wil melt the shaft seal to the compressor itself.
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I guess I'll just try the junkyard for a junk compressor or something then. It kinda pisses me off because the compressor was just replaced late summer of 03. I think the pulley on mine still turns, unless the belt is just slipping across it.. but the motor will still fire right up after it turns over a few times, but theres just a horrible squealing noise from under the hood
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Yep, theres definately a bypass kit on thrashercharged.com under accessories. Its for series 2 but where theres a will theres a way
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Just look for a used compressor! Doesn't have to be expensive...most are under $100 too! That way you can use the same belt w'o all the fuss of looking for a new belt that fits!
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I guess I'll just try the junkyard for a junk compressor or something then. It kinda pisses me off because the compressor was just replaced late summer of 03. I think the pulley on mine still turns, unless the belt is just slipping across it.. but the motor will still fire right up after it turns over a few times, but theres just a horrible squealing noise from under the hood
If the compressor was replaced in late summer 03 isn't the compressor still under warranty?
Yeah, but it was bought in chicago and i dont feel like going back to return it
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