Q: AC compressor frozen

asked by on September 12, 2016

I may have just froze my ac compressor. I understand that the clutch still may turn. Can i just disconect the ac compressor and use the clutch until i can get ac compressor bypass in

My car has 56600 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If the compressor is internally seized and the vehicle can run with the A/C off, then you are okay to just disconnect the compressor. Sometimes the failure is the bearing in the A/C pulley and will seize up causing the belt to break. If this is the case, then you will need to replace the compressor and or pulley to fix the issue. A bypass of the compressor is an aftermarket item and directions would need to be followed to install the kit.

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