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2003 Chevy impala 3.8 179k kms A/C delete


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Conner.Hogan_09
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Nov 19, 2022, 6:49 PM

Post #1 of 6 (1227 views)
2003 Chevy impala 3.8 179k kms A/C delete Sign In

Hey there all, I've been working at this for a solid few days now and I cannot for the life of me understand how others have done this.

The A/C compressor in my car went out and instead of paying to replace it I've decided to opt-in for the A/C delete pull option. problem being I need my car for work asap and the part won't be here for at least a week.

I've got 2 different belts I've found on other forums that were sworn by to fit without the A/C compressor but I cannot for the life of me figure out the route they took to make them fit (one being a 72.5" that's too short and the other being an 82.2" being too long.) if anyone has a diagram or another way that I could route this to make it fit that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all again!


Hammer Time
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Nov 19, 2022, 8:04 PM

Post #2 of 6 (1219 views)
Re: 2003 Chevy impala 3.8 179k kms A/C delete Sign In

There is no routing that will work on this engine without an AC compressor. Something with a pulley has to be mounted where the compressor goes.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 19, 2022, 9:24 PM

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Re: 2003 Chevy impala 3.8 179k kms A/C delete Sign In

? Why didn't you just leave it not working, still there just acting as the pulley?

If the pulley was grinding and bad IDK availability of just a clutch.

There are/were kits that were all the brackets to mount a dummy in place but I suggest end this go get a used one - bring old one make sure it's a match AND that the pully spins freely.

Plug it in fan(s) may not work at all without it there. It won't try to pump/compress gas if no refrigerant in it,

T



Conner.Hogan_09
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Nov 20, 2022, 2:19 AM

Post #4 of 6 (1194 views)
Re: 2003 Chevy impala 3.8 179k kms A/C delete Sign In

My main issue being that when the ac compressor is in the loop with the belt it begins to smoke and seize bogging down my engine and causing a plethora of other issues. And I do have one of those mock pullys ordered and on the way but I need my car asap and the pulls won't be here for atleast a week.


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 20, 2022, 2:50 AM

Post #5 of 6 (1187 views)
Re: 2003 Chevy impala 3.8 179k kms A/C delete Sign In

If you need this car that badly ASAP go used. Go in person and spin it if already out of donor vehicle.

When plain not engaged a whole compressor is just a pully.

Hope cheap enough used is used.

Been a while I have the kit (old now) used to replace just a clutch bearing some "peened" in place if you could take it off. Take to a shop that could if no time or waiting for tools to do it.

Used Should be cheat IDK where you are what's available, you could ask.

Change it later if you want it totally out of there. I'll go look for prices for US

Tom



Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 20, 2022, 3:09 AM

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Re: 2003 Chevy impala 3.8 179k kms A/C delete Sign In

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