Can you bypass the AC compressor with the serpentine belt?

Can you bypass the AC compressor with the serpentine belt?

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.

Can you bypass AC compressor pulley?

AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR BYPASS PULLEYS. If the AC compressor on your classic car has stopped working and you would rather not replace it, installing an AC compressor bypass pulley is a viable option for safely and efficiently removing your factory AC compressor.

Will my AC compressor turn on without the belt on?

Operationally NO !!! The compressor is not operational because it’s clutch is not engaged to provide power to rotate the compressor. More recent Automotive A/C systems continue to drive the compressor via the belt, but bypass the compressors ability to compress by diverting it’s flow from being compressed.

Can you use a shorter belt to bypass AC compressor?

Yes, this is possible. However, unless it was the AC compressor clutch and pulley which failed, bypassing the AC pulley is unnecessary. Simply disconnect the wire to the AC compressor clutch and that should do the trick.

Can a car run without an AC pump?

Despite its critical role in the vehicle, it is possible to drive the vehicle without an ac compressor depending on the driver and what they want. If you don’t need cold air in your car, you can drive without the air compressor, but be prepared that there will be no cold air coming out of the vents.

Can a car run without AC compressor?

You will be fine as long as you don’t need or want AC in your car. Your AC pulley is a free spinning pulley that has a clutch on it. It will spin freely until you turn the air conditioning on. If the clutch doesn’t work properly, you will still be able to drive your car.

Can I drive my car without an AC compressor?

Can a vehicle run without AC compressor?

Can I drive a car without an AC compressor?

if the clutch and/or pulley on your compressor are okay, yes, you can continue to operate your vehicle without any issues… without a compressor you will need a bypass pulley and special length of belt.

What is an AC bypass?

An AC bypass pulley is a free spinning pulley used to replace the AC compressor on an automotive engine. When the AC compressor goes bad in a vehicle, a consumer often will choose to install an AC bypass pulley. AC bypass pulleys are much cheaper than a new AC compressor.

Can I drive with a seized AC compressor?

Your car is not safe to drive since the air compressor is operated by the same drive belt as the remainder of the engine (serpentine belt). Because the AC compressor has seized, this could cause the belt to lock up other components resulting in major engine damage.