Can I bypass the AC on a 2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L with just a smaller belt?


Asked by Sep 11, 2015 at 04:44 PM about the 2008 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Civic and have had problems with the AC for several years,
after reading some posts on this site I see I am not alone! I cannot afford to
pay the $1100 to fix the AC right now and was wondering if I could just
bypass the compressor relatively easy, for just the cost of the belt? I
replaced the serpentine belt before not knowing that the compressor pulley
had frozen so should be able to put another belt on

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yea if noting is in the whats wrong with the ac???? aeven if it need a new compressorand clucch the parts only $ it a evaporator inside the car tha5ts about 500 to replace???


The compressor was making noise, I thought the belt was just loose, replaced the serpentine and the pully locked up and snapped the belt. It had been running bad, a friend mechanic fixed it temporarily said it had too much freon in it , put his gauges on and adjusted to right pressure, then just quit working, can't tell you why


Is there anything special about the routing for the shorter belt? Routing etc.?

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