a/c compressor out

I have a 92 land cruiser and the a/c compressor went out yesterday. The car makes some very screechy sounds now when the engine turns (b/c
of the the pulley connected to the compressor). The belt that is connected to the a/c also seems to be connected to what I think is the oil pump. Is there any way to dis-engage the a/c and get rid of that sound (I can handle driving with no a/c for now), or is that not possible?
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Without the magnetic clutch activated the compressor shouldn't be turning, therefore it should not be making any screeching sounds. You may only need a new clutch and not a new compressor, etc.
dennis in nca
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Does anyone have a diagram of the engine for this car? Is the compressor pulley/belt connected to any other components? I can't tell if they are idle pulleys or what. Thinking about just cutting the belt and getting rid of the screeching sound and driving a/c-less.
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Sounds like bearing in A/C compressor hub is bad. YOu might go to a dealer and find out belt routing for one without A/C to see if this is possible. (sometimes on non A/C vehicles the other accessories are mounted differently) ----------------- TheSnoMan.com
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