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i want to leave my a/c and just use the shorter belt, does anyone know what size belt to use or the part number from a local autoparts store? i cant wait for the shipping from pfs.com
 

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NAPA 25-060716. I still have this belt in my trunk. I used it this summer when my 99 9-3 launched its compresser. Got a used compresser unit from e-bay a few weeks later. It worked well.
 

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thanks alot!
 

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Is the shortbelt mod the way to delete the a/c compressor? anyone have any tips or anything. I am attempting this tomorrow. reason being my intercooler piping needs to be redone and I want to get rif of the a/c since i dont use it ever.
 

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This belt number will delete the a/c compressor and the problematic middle pulley. I've been told that the 900 tensioner pulley is larger than the 9-3 tensioner pulley, so you might need a slightly larger belt.


Good Luck,
Eric

your results may vary
 

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I used that belt on a 1998 Se, and it does not delete the idler pulley. It will delete the A/C, it also does not have enough tension and scweels the first ten minutes the car is on. I am going to bring it into the shop at work tomarrow and see what I can do about tension because for the first week or so it was fine.
 

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Eric in Lockport said:
This belt number will delete the a/c compressor and the problematic Middle pulley.


Good Luck,
Eric

your results may vary
Make that a slightly SMALLER belt. Take the 25-060716 number with you and buy the next one or two smaller belts, one should fit perfectly
 

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That's what I was thinking of doing. I was just hoping he already had a right a belt number that allows you to bypass your A.C. but still use your center idler pully. I guess I'll have to do some seaching at napa. Thanks for the info
 

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Floyd4321 said:
I have the same problem with that belt squealing, What did you do to fix the problem Corn Cob. Thanks
Yes I fixed it. It helps if you put in on the right way;oops:
 

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I thought the belt was on the right way. I took it off and found it can go on a different way, The right way. No more squealing. Thanks corn cob for getting me to double check. I can fix and do about anything mechanical to these cars, but sometimes its the little things that get ya.
 

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9-3sleeper said:
ok guys, how easy is this and what sort of results did you see?
It is easy if you look at a diagram and not do it from memory;oops: My A/C clutch was ingauging and disengauging when the A/C was off and causing a poor idle, so the result was a smooth idle. I would like to chuck all the A/C crap and put in some monster intercooler, plus I bet if you removed all the A/C stuff you would shave off at least 50 pounds.
 

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That's what I did. I removed all the AC components. It does open up a little more room and weight. Probably not enough to make much of a difference.
 
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