cAN YOU TAKE THE AC COMPRESSOR OFF WITHOUT REPLACING IT

Asked by Jan 19, 2007 at 10:44 PM about the 1980 Chevrolet Corvette

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The air compressor is causing aloud clicking sound due to the bearings, could I take the compressor off and not replace it.

4 Answers

435

I don't know of any reason whay not. I have taken alot of them off of Camaros and some other cars. Never off of a Vette. But that I know of there is no reason that you can't. You will however have to re-route your serpentine belt, and that means you will probably have to use a shorter one. It may take some experimenting. But the answer is yes you can. Good luck let us all know how it turns out. :) Terry

If the bearings are out on the pulley assembly, you can replace the clutch and coil seperately from the compressor to fix it. unless you would rather go without a/c, you can remove the compressor and it wont hurt a thing. Depending on the year and engine you may not need to have the belt on the car at all. Some a/c belts only run the compressor and nothing else.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

iam pretty sure they make a ac delete wheel that fits in the same bracket as the compressor

25

go to your local parts place and ask for an a/c deleat kit i should come with a pully that will bolt in the same spot as your compresser and use the same factory belt but the part will mor than likely have to be ordered in

Your Answer

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 18,698 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,941.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,500
  • #2
    Vincent Parker
    Reputation
    1,750
  • #3
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
460 Great Deals out of 31,536 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Mustang
567 Great Deals out of 36,656 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Challenger
275 Great Deals out of 24,164 listings starting at $6,495
Used Porsche 911
147 Great Deals out of 5,043 listings starting at $11,990
Used Ford F-150
2,842 Great Deals out of 213,211 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
2,784 listings starting at $45,995
2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 6,053 listings starting at $42,356
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 1,168 listings starting at $38,721
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 765 listings starting at $34,900
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 898 listings starting at $36,899

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.