Just found this forum - looks great! I've got an '02 9-3 that would not start the other day. Local repair shop says the AC compressor bearing siezed which in turn would not allow the belt to move. He wants $1800 to fix...I'm wondering if I can bypass with a shorter belt and fix it myself in the spring. Has anybody done this? If so, what size belt? Do I get one for the same engine w/o a/c? It's a 2.0 HO. Any help greatly appreciated!