Q: Can I bypass my AC compressor pulley?

asked by on

my ac compressor has siezed and can't fix it i want to bypass it completely
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. The type of engine you have will determine how this should be done. The easiest way to do this would be to install a bypass pulley in place of the compressor. There is a bypass pulley with a bracket made for this vehicle and then the standard belt is used with it. This is the best way to do this to ensure the longest life from the belt. If you want to have your AC compressor bypassed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to repair this.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can I bypass my AC compressor pulley?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My air is blowing cold-hot-cold-hot-cold-hot...

It is possible that you have a leak in the AC system. There are pressure switches that will turn off the compressor if the pressure is too high or too low. The low refrigerant level could cause the AC compressor...

Q: What should i look for, for a '97 e-350 serpentine belt? I think the pulleys are misaligned.

Hi there. When it comes to replacing a serpentine belt, there are three items I always recommend. First, always buy OEM pulley's. This ensures that they will fit properly and function as intended. Second, buying an OEM or authorized replacement...

Q: When I start the starts right away but when I put gas it does go it will go like 10mph I donot know what wrong with it

Hello. This can be caused by a few things. If the engine is revving fine but the vehicle does not move then this can be a transmission failure. If the engine is not really even revving well then it may...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.