My serpentine belt ripped partially a little over a month ago. This is the second time it had happened already in a year. I asked my mechanic to see if there is anything causing it, he then broke the news that my ac compressor pulley is a little wobbly causing the wear on my belt. Its only a matter of time that it
My serpentine belt ripped partially a little over a month ago. This is the second time it had happened already in a year. I asked my mechanic to see if there is anything causing it, he then broke the news that my ac compressor pulley is a little wobbly causing the wear on my belt. Its only a matter of time that it will rip again because of the wobble. They told me it would cost $700 for a new ac compressor and labor. I chose just to get a new belt cause its expensive. Its only been like 500 miles and i can already see a little line on where it is wearing on the belt. Im trying to find a used compressor or a way to bypass it since i dont use my ac anyways. Idk whats the best way. Why does this happen to my compressor to wobble? I also noticed my coolant for the ac is low too. Is it bad to run my humidifier in the winter to take away the fog from my windsheild? I read that somewhere that if you run the ac with a bad compressor it will cause it to wear more. I dont even know. I have no knowledge on how the system works. Please help
We used to to this all the time on older cars. Years ago ac wasn't so common and still an add on. So when buying a belt you tell them or select no ac the belt is then shorter to accommodate the lack of the ac compressor. Sounds like the compressor is shot so if it gets in the way just take it out. Leave the high accomidac low pressure lines smd the harness but pull the compressor out. A used compressor is likely to be just as bad or on its way out too. A tip find rhe motor size and what other cars that motor was in. Your car may not have the option of no ac but another car with the same motor may the belts should be the same. Ac only affect cooling it has nothing to do with heating. Leave the ac button or switch to off I rhe winter and find rhe button or switch to go from circulate and direct air in. It's a picture of a car with arrows either circling inside or pointing towards the inside. In the winter keep it not circulating.
There is no A/C bypass pulley available for your car and you can't use a shorter belt because there is no way to route it. You must get another compressor but they're cheap on Ebay. A rebuilt is about a hundred bucks, installation and a recharge about $200.
If you took it off yeah, but you'd need to mess around getting a smaller belt to fit.
Not many people would want to get involved with this because they'd be losing money messing on trying to get a belt to fit.
Do a search for an AC compressor by-pass kit in your search box.
i would not go with out AC if i were you. you will quickly realize how much it really helps, when the weather is really nasty. call have you tried looking at autoslavage/junk yards. they should have some for a decent price.