Q: Bypass a.c. compressor with a short serpentine belt, can this be done if not what about a bypass pulley?

asked by on December 26, 2016

A.c. compressor clutch locked up and broke serpentine belt. Is there a way to bypass the pulley with a shorter belt, if not what bypass pulley do I need? Can't afford to take to a shop and I am stuck 100 miles from home. Please if there is anyway to fix this temporary just so I can make it back. It's a 04 Lincoln Aviator

My car has 215000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The compressor cannot be bypassed without the use of a compressor bypass pulley. It would cost more for a bypass for the compressor than it would be to just replace the compressor pulley. Install a new pulley or pulley bearing if it can come off of the compressor and then put on a new belt.

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