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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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HELP! I need a belt!

If you remember I said my AC compressor was not turning so well that it burned the belt. I quit using it and replaced the belt. I pulled the AC relay so I can use the fans, not much use really.

Now The compressor pulley froze up and burned the belt again. I need a belt that will not be on the compressor.

Anyone done this and what did you get?

2003 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Vulcan (FFV?)

Thanks for any info.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 12:20 PM
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May search: "a/c bypass belt" top right of this page. Iirc, 82-82.5" serp. 6-rib belt.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip. that'll work. 82" 6 rib it is. My car gonna have to sit for two weeks til I get my check.
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Was no easy job. Got the belt yesterday and can't get the belt to stay on the crank pulley. Had to use zip ties to keep it on the pulley but it worked.

I have a tensioner pulley tool that use the open end crowfoot but the darn bolt chipped and made the tool useless. The really screwed the job. I had to grind down the 15mm 6 point socket to clear the frame get on the bolt with a pry bar.

I then rigged a tensioner tool with a pipe wrench to finish the friggin job. The hot weather wasn't fun either.

I'm glad it's over finally.





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I'd have to say it made my engine more responsive. Freed up from the dragging mess. I'm running on 87 because of the gas prices and it ran darn good.

I'm going on 91 and see how it'll do.

by the way, I didn't have to pull the compressor.
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