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Old 08-01-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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ac compressor going out

The car is a 2000 build date 08 99 and the ac compressor decided its had enough, question is what years will fit? Its a gt I have a 95 5.0 with one, or can I just bypass it using a shorter belt for now? Please and thank you, Daniel!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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U can certainly bypass it if u like, u don't really need to unless the bearings have gone bad and are causing drag. As far as using the 95 compressor; I'm not sure. December 95 was the last year any r-12 was produced, I'm not sure when exactly ford switched over to r-134. I believe what u need to check is the coolant and oil fitting type. R12 used diferent fittings. Look at the high side tube from the compressor, it should match on both cars. If that checks out, compare ur compressors, if they seem identical, like they could be interchangeable, then, I don't see why not. Oh, also u should be able to find a sticker somewhere that indicates what freon was used, I'm pretty sure ur safe there though. If however it does happen to be r12, leave it to the pros for sure, I really recomend that anyway, even for r134.

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I'm A.S.E. certified in A.C. work, and yes the bearings are locked up causing a it not to move at all and burn my belt, so I really need to bypass it, can I just a short belt?
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Yes. Don't know what length though.
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Oh right on. Just go to ur autoparts store and start trying on belts haha that's what I had to do on my truck.
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I'm A.S.E. certified in A.C. work, and yes the bearings are locked up causing a it not to move at all and burn my belt, so I really need to bypass it, can I just a short belt?
Take a piece of string and put it on ur car like u would a drivebelt bypassing the Ac. After just take it off and measure it in inches. Tell an auto parts store the measurement. Works for me every time.
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Take a piece of string and put it on ur car like u would a drivebelt bypassing the Ac. After just take it off and measure it in inches. Tell an auto parts store the measurement. Works for me every time.

Nice looking car BTW, got it done for under 30 bucks! You need a v6 idler pulley, and a 70.5 inch belt! Really simple! Took maybe 10 minutes.
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Take a piece of string and put it on ur car like u would a drivebelt bypassing the Ac. After just take it off and measure it in inches. Tell an auto parts store the measurement. Works for me every time.
Thank God for ppl like you, really helpful!!

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Nice looking car BTW, got it done for under 30 bucks! You need a v6 idler pulley, and a 70.5 inch belt! Really simple! Took maybe 10 minutes.
Whats a v6 idler pulley?
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It's just a pulley from a v6 its ribbed where the gt pulley is smooth.
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I found a way to put the fan belt without having to add a pulley.
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What's the part called where all the pulleys sit?
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What's the part called where all the pulleys sit?
Timing cover, but the only pulleys attached to the cover are the idler, and tensioner, all others are mounted to the block.
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