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good afternoon and thank you for inquiring with JustAnswer. If you are trying to bypass the compressor for reasons of a seized compressor or just to omit the compressor then i would suggest purchasing a serpentine belt for a vehicle that isn't equipped with a/c, that would be a shorter belt. If you are trying to omit the compressor so it will not come on in defrost or a/c mode to conserve gas during the winter ,then i would suggest just unplugging the a/c cycling switch located near the passenger side strut tower. If you have any further questions or if i havent answered your question accordingly ,please let me know and i will further assist you
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there are 2 different engines they used in the taurus, a 12 valve and a 24 valve, i have posted both belt routing diagrams for you
Component Locations 3.0L (24V)
If your compressor is seized and only causes a concern when the a/c or defrost is turned on then you can get by without purchasing a new belt and instead can unplug the cycling switch to prevent the compressor from turning on. If it is the clutch and pulley that failed and is causing noise and rattling at any time the engine is running then you would haveto replace the belt with a non-A/C equiped belt. Al depending on the failure you have 2 options to correct it. I have had many customers with internal compressor failure but with a good pulley, and have advised them with 100% success to unplug the cycling switch, that will prevent the a/c from engaging and stalling out the car due to a seized compressor. But on the other hand if the a/c clutch or pulley failed then the only interim repair would be to get the shorter belt. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask
i cannot locate the diagram for the 24valve as it was the premium engine and all the 24valves were equipped with a/c, 12v had the option. For the 24 valve the repair would be easiest to replace just the a/c pulley and installing standard belt. You can replace just the pulley and not repair the compressor. As long as the compressor isnt coming on, by disconnecting the cycling switch, the pulley itself will be the best fix, and to replace the pulley would inly cost about $90
I ENDED UP GETTING THE COMPRESSOR......WHAT I NEED NOW IS A DIAGRAM SHOWING ALL (6) PULLEYS INSTALLATION. INCLUDING THE ALTERNATOR. FOR A 2005 FORD TAURUS SEL
3.0L (24V) YOU GAVE ME A DIAGRAM SHOWING THE OTHER FIVE, I NEED A DRAWING SHOWING ALL SIX.
are you installing the compressor yourself, do you need the R&R shop instructions for refference?
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