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Since my compressor went out on my I4 (bad pulley), I decided to remove the pulley from the compressor, giving me enough clearance to run the non-AC drive belt. This way, I can still drive the car until I'm ready to replace the compressor, recharge the system, etc....
Bad part is that the bolt to the pulley is a pain to get to.
I was under the impression that the bolt is a 10mm bolt.
The clutch to the compressor is really messed up. I managed to pry out the plate that's bolted in with the 3 screws. The clutch is loose inside the pulley, but now I'm having a hard time removing the main bolt to the pulley; with hopes of eventually working the pulley off.
The rest of the compressor can sit there for all I care, until later....
I had the same problem when I installed a/c on mine as I didn't get the new belt very quickly and i didn't want to remove the compressor . What I did (I know this is not a "perfect" solution but it did work : I unbolt all compressor bolts half way, so that there was just a very little space between the compressor and the block, inserted a small bolt at both upper compressor bolts (between compressor and engine block) and rebolt the compressor : the space you get is just what you need to get the non a/c belt run properly .
What I would do later (when you have time) is replace your current compressor with a used one.
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