I know the correct way to fix this issue,but I'm wondering if there is a simple (cheap) work around. The bearing on my air pump is starting to growl a bit so I know it will give up soon. It is also my understanding that the air pump doesn't provide a necessary function for my car, given when it is used etc. So is there anything I can do to either prolong the life of the air pump bearing or work around the bearing when it goes, short of replacing the pump.?