2001 Ford Taurus Q&A

2001 Ford Taurus Question: AC Compressor Issue

Does anyone know what size serpentine belt I can purchase to exclude my AC compressor wheel while I replace it? -
Answer 1
Go to napa auto parts and tell them that you want to use a smaller belt and they will use a tape measure to figure out which belt will fit because one of the numbers on the belt package is the total measurement. -
Answer 2
Auto Zone 822K6 belt. Just had to do this myself. It's a tight fit getting it on, but it clears the compressor pulley nicely. -
Comment 1
Thank you for the info. My a/c compressor was getting red hot w/ a/c on which caused belt to break. called around shop to find out it'll cost me around $1,000. Bought the a/c bypass pulley for $40 to find out I had to take everything(well not everything but...) out anyway. I just did it with 822K6 from autozone for $20 and it works. I don't have a/c but this was great solution for me considering situation. Thanks ScotchnH2o. (2003 ford taurus 6cyl. flex fuel.) -
Answer 3
OK, this is obviously not going to help the person who asked this question in 2009, but maybe it will help someone. I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with 250,000 miles (I know--everyone tells me that isn't possible, but I'm just the third owner). It has a regular factory transverse V6 in it. The AC pulley went out on it recently and, instead of spending $1,000 on an AC which wasn't really working anyway, I decided to bypass it. Fortunately, on this model/engine, it bypasses without having to remove the AC and without having to put in an "AC Bypass Pulley". I simply removed the old belt, and remeasured the new length needed. I bought a Duralast S-belt from Autozone size 795K6, which also has the number, 6PK2020. UPC: 0-366687-67027-4. Incidentally, I borrowed a belt-tensioner tool from Advance Auto for free. This is far better than using a pipe or interlocked wrenches for leverage given the tight space in the engine compartment. -
Comment 1
I'm glad you posted as I am facing the same issue. So I was told by the mechanic I can't bypass it or my defrost and heat won't work. Can you use it by bypassing the compressor. -
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