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  1. Short belt & bypass a/c compressor?

    9-5 Workshop
    Greetings! I drive a 1999 9-5 automatic, which presently is set up with the short style serpentine belt (without center idler pulley). My a/c compressor is problematic and, not wanting to replace it, I'd much rather bypass it altogether. But I don't know what belt length that would be...
  2. Short belt modification and pulley 8

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi! I read a post about the short belt modification, as Idler plastic pulley (#8) is making noises; I would like to know if you recommend doing the modification. Car is a 96 saab turbo, 3-door, 5 speed manual and a 2.0 Do I have to fix pulley #8 even if I change belt or I just leave it as is...
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