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Old 03-29-2007, 07:29   #1 (permalink)
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short serpentine belt for 94 Taurus LX?

Hi, I have a weird situation and what might be a weird question. My dad is trying to repair a 1994 Taurus LX 3.6 wagon in a remote place without internet access. The serpentine belt broke last night, and when he investigated, he found the a/c compressor was frozen up. He'd rather not replace the compressor if he can help it, and he asked me to ask the internets if there is a short belt available for this car that would bypass the compressor and just run the water pump, alternator and other components. Does anybody have any information for me? Thanks in advance!
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Hi, I have a weird situation and what might be a weird question. My dad is trying to repair a 1994 Taurus LX 3.6 wagon in a remote place without internet access. The serpentine belt broke last night, and when he investigated, he found the a/c compressor was frozen up. He'd rather not replace the compressor if he can help it, and he asked me to ask the internets if there is a short belt available for this car that would bypass the compressor and just run the water pump, alternator and other components. Does anybody have any information for me? Thanks in advance!
First, they didn't make a 3.6, it is a 3.8L. Second, the 3.8L was used in highline or well equipped Taurus/Sables. To that point, I have never seen a 3.8L without A/C.
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Re: short serpentine belt for 94 Taurus LX?

My bad! I checked my notes from my conversation with my dad, and he did say 3.8, not 3.6.

Is there anything that can be done besides replacing the compressor? I did a search on here and found references to a "dummy pulley" or "bypass pulley" that could go in place of the compressor. Is that something that might work here? Or is it that since the 3.8L didn't come without A/C, dummy pulleys aren't available?

Thanks for your quick response, tbird100636! I really appreciate it.
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You could always go to a junk yard and find a compressor that is not froze up. You might even find one that works.
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