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2001 Ford Taurus Question: AC Compressor Issue



eric3533, 3.0L V6, Sebring, FL, May 08, 2009, 18:55

Does anyone know what size serpentine belt I can purchase to exclude my AC compressor wheel while I replace it?

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    hemicuda May 11, 2009, 17:16

    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.

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    ScotchnH2o June 29, 2009, 16:40

    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.

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    Visitor, June 25, 2010, 14:50

    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.)

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    5-Bolt Main August 12, 2014, 18:31

    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.

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