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Ok so the A/C compressor is shot. Snapped drive belt, I'm on second size, I've done all that I know to get it on, and still seems too short, is it better to put in a bypass pully,or just bypass the compressor all together? This is wifes car, ( Side mount motors @>uc# [email protected])
 

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Side mount = transverse mount. Best for front wheel drive.
Wife's car? Do you love her? Do you have children?
Go to a salvage yard and get a used compressor.
Install it yourself then have a certified A/C professional evac and recharge the unit.
Do the right thing.....Don't be penny wise and pound foolish.
I have never seen any aftermarket idler system made to bypass the OEM A/C Compressor.
I imagine if you have access to a machine shop they may fabricate one for you but the cost would be higher than a new compressor.
Anyway, good luck!
 

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Ok so the A/C compressor is shot. Snapped drive belt, I'm on second size, I've done all that I know to get it on, and still seems too short, is it better to put in a bypass pully,or just bypass the compressor all together? This is wifes car, ( Side mount motors @>uc# [email protected])
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