What size belt is needed to bypass the AC compressor
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Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but I wanted to add some information that others may find useful.
Belts that should work (79.0" pitch length):
And a drawing of the bypass belt routing:
Those bypass pulleys are definitely an option, but just buying a new shorter belt is a lot cheaper. And replacing an old, probably half worn out belt is never a bad idea.
Is not me, it is georgef.Levy is correct. I have one of those belts bypassing the compressor on my '05. If the parts store insists on having a vehicle to look it up under, I think one of the applications that the belt fits is a 1987 Chevy S10 with the 2.8 v6 and no power steering.
Unfortunately, you will either have to remove the compressor or the pulley as the back side of the shorter belt will want to ride against it. At least it did on my van.
My compressor still worked fine. Just the pulley bearings went bad, which smoked the clutch. So I just popped the pulley off so I didn't have to open up the system in case I want to fix it later on.