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On my way back from lunch my AC belt began to fray and when I parked the car, the belt was still on but in some very bad shape. The car isn't in a great area and I would like to drive it home, which is only a few miles away from where it is parked. Since driving it home now will likely result in the belt breaking and throwing the alternator and water pump belt I was wondering if it would be ok to remove the AC belt and drive without it, or does that belt drive anything else?

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Shouldn't be a problem. The compressor just won't operate.
 

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Threw my belt months ago, just had it fixed Monday. No problems with having it off. Mine was coiled around the pulley and fortunately did not do any damage to the compressor. You'll be fine.
 

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Agree with the above. Take the AC belt off(probably have to cut it as it is behind the serpentine IIRC) before it takes the serpentine belt with it!
 

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You take a knife,cut the a/c belt apart,remove it and drive on.

Only a/c is not working then,no worries!
That's exactly as I planned on doing and luckily have a knife in the car to cut it off, just wanted to make sure before I did so.


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