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.

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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.

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

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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

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