Thanks for the heads up.
About three weeks ago the belt snapped and I brought it in. I was told,
and I forget the specifics, that either the pully on the A/C had a bad
bearing or that compressor was shot. They, a local garage, told me that
it would cost $600 bucks to fix at the cheapest and may not fix the a/c
at all. Now personally I don't care about the ac. In fact I don't think
I have ever even used it. So they told me not worry about it and ignore
Flash forward to friday, and my car will not turn over, I think it's a
bad battery, becuase I left the lights on and the battery was about 6
years old. So I go and get a new battery, and get my friend to come
over and help me put it in.
Well. low and behold, the engine turns over withOUT the new battery.
But immediately starts squeaking and shaking, and bam! the new belt
snaps. Now the engine sounds great. No noises, no shakes, but no water
pump and no power steering. :)
So we check out all the pullies and the pully on the compressor is
completely frozen. Can't turn it at all. We measure the diameter of the
a/c pully and buy a shorter belt, but because of it's placement you
can't bypass the pully, or else you skip, I think, but could be wrong,
the idling pully. So now we are back to square one. I don't care about
A/C, I just want my car to run. It has 150k miles, and I need to get
another 15-20 out of it before I can buy another car. So I think are
plan at this point was to just replace the entire compressor, but I
don't know anything about cars, so I could be totally wrong.
Any help would be great. Thanks again.