Can you run car without a compressor clutch?

Quinton Roberts

Asked by Oct 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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what happened? did it seize up? that would indeed be a problem, because the belt would not turn- short answer, not knowing the problem, yes, you can run a car without a compressor- but you won't have any AC

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For the air conditioning, yes. But you'll need a shorter serpentine belt. The other option is get a bypass pulley kit. You can remove the compressor, install the kit, and use the same size serpentine belt. But your A/C won't work. That's the only downfall. HTH. -Jim

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