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Dorman - Help Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley

Part No. 34196 Warranty Details  

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Now there’s an affordable way to get your vehicle up and running after a seized A/C compressor renders it inoperable. Our A/C Compressor By-Pass Pulley is installed in place of a new compressor.

Product Features:
  • Significantly cuts costs by eliminating the need for a new A/C compressor
  • Uses original length serpentine belt
  • Lightweight for easy handling
  • Rigorous quality control measures have been undertaken to ensure that this part conforms to product standards
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Compressor Type:FS10
Groove Quantity:6-Groove Serpentine Belt
Material:Plastic Pulley, Aluminum Bracket
Mounting Bracket Included:Yes
Mounting Hardware Included:Mounting Bolts, Spacers, Washer
New Or Remanufactured:No
Pulley Outside Diameter:127 mm
Pulley Quantity:1
Pulley Type:6-Groove Serpentine Belt
Remanufactured:No

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Dorman - HelpAir Conditioning Bypass Pulley
 
4.2

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Pros

  • Easy to install (4)

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5.0

Saved me money

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from Ohio

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  • Easy To Install

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    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Dorman - Help Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley:

    Saved me big bucks by not having to pay for expensive A/C system repairs. Was easy to install after removing the A/C compressor on which the Shaft had frozen.

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    5.0

    Just what the Doc ordered

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    from Urbana,IL.

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    • Easy To Install

    Cons

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      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Dorman - Help Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley:

      Just what I neede to get me thru the winter. Will be replacing it come spring with new a/c compressor

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      1.0

      This is junk

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      from Peytona, WV

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      Comments about Dorman - Help Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley:

      This thing lasted only 2 months!!! I had to buy oem and kit cost big bucks!! Don't buy this junk!!!!!!!!

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      5.0

      Fit great

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      from Southern Ohio

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          Comments about Dorman - Help Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley:

          I saw no use in replacing the compressor on a 99 Bonniville, the part went on easy there isn't much to it. The hardest part of the job is getting the old compressor and lines off. I have even seen a couple of extra mpg on the fill-ups and no longer have the terrible noise from th old compressor.

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          5.0

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          from Roanoke, VA

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          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

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            • Replacement

            Comments about Dorman - Help Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley:

            If you don't want to replace locked up compressor then this is the solution.

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            • Q:

              How do you install an Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley?
              Asked on 12/27/2012 by Kori

              1 answer

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                A:

                Installation Instructions: 1. Take the vehicle that is to have the AC bypass pulley installed to a local shop to have any remaining freon removed from the system. 2. Lift the vehicle's hood and support it with the with the factory installed prop rod. Sketch out the approximate location of each pulley and how the belt wraps around those pulleys with the pen and paper. 3. Attach the belt tensioner tool into the corresponding fitting on the belt tensioner. Release the tension on the belt by rotating the belt tensioner tool. While keeping tension off the belt, carefully remove it from around each pulley and set it aside. Allow the tensioner to rest in its natural position and remove the belt tensioner tool. 4. Locate the two lines that connect into the AC compressor and remove them with the line wrench set. Follow the lines back to their other connecting point and remove them with the line wrench set. 5. Locate the mounting bolts for the AC compressor and loosen them with the socket and ratchet set. Support the AC compressor with one hand and remove the mounting bolts by hand. Set the old AC compressor aside. 6. Line up the AC bypass pulley mounting holes with the mounting holes on the engine that were originally used for the AC compressor. Begin installing the mounting bolts by hand and tighten them down with the socket and ratchet set. 7. Visually inspect the serpentine belt for cracks or wear, and replace as necessary. Carefully route the belt around the pulley system using the sketched routing diagram. The belt should rest loosely around all pulleys except the tensioner pulley. 8. Attach the belt tensioner tool to the belt tensioner. Rotate the belt tensioner by applying pressure to the belt tensioner tool. Slide the serpentine belt under the belt tensioner. Slowly release pressure on the tensioner tool until the belt tensioner sits on the belt and draws the belt tight around the pulley system. Remove the belt tensioner tool from the belt tensioner. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 12/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              does this part include the instructions on how to replace the item??
              Asked on 10/18/2012 by do it yourself(her) from okc

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                A:

                Sorry, this Dorman - Help Air Conditioning Bypass Pulley (Part No. 34196) does not include instructions. You have to simply remove the A/C compressor and bolts this air conditioning bypass pulley on the place of it. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 10/18/2012 by Rick from AAP
            • Q:

              If my compressor is bad can this replace it.
              Asked on 7/21/2011 by Anonymous from Cordova, Tn

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                A:

                Please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification for further assistance.

                Answered on 7/22/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
            • Q:

              ac compressor needs replacing.. would this work?
              Asked on 12/20/2010 by Anonymous

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                A:

                This is used for deleting the A/C system from a vehicle and still being able to use the same belt.

                Answered on 12/21/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
            • Q:

              Does the existing compressor need to be removed to install the bypass pully?
              Asked on 6/29/2010 by Steve from wheatfield,ny

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                A:

                Yes the compressor would have to be removed for the bypass pulley.

                Answered on 6/30/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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