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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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