a/c compressor seized,broke belt.can car operate without a/c compressor? on 2009 Hyundai Sonata

cannot replace now but need car. if compressor is removed can belt bypass that and car still run?

by in Lincoln, NE on December 03, 2012
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on December 03, 2012
yes only if that belt runs a/c only. if belt runs all accessories no. ex. water pump and alt
COMMENT by on December 03, 2012
think it's a serpentine belt. did this for 9 months on a kia sedona "04. then when money saved, replaced it. it ran fine during that time. can belt be bypassed while avoiding a/c compressor on the '09 sonata? (tried that with sedona but belt kept breaking anyway. so removed compressor.)
ANSWER by on December 03, 2012
Unplug comp. elect. connector does comressor belt PULLEY turn? Not the center but the part the belt runs on. Clutch hub can be removed if need be, then if pulley is free the compressor becomes just an idler!
ANSWER by on December 03, 2012
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.