the smog pump is auxillary, and the AC is disconnected in lieu of repair. I have thrown an alternator belt going 85mph up a hill, so I carry a spare belt, it also drives the water pump and it don't wanna warp the aluminum head. I have driven or been aquainted with my car much longer than a lot of you guys. The smog pump does have the tendency to seize after awhile, don't believe me, good for you. My old man had the thing seize on him, I don't make remarks casually, I do it because I know a thing or two about these suckers, especially things that have failed. Take a look at a smog pump sometime and tell me the thing isn't a piece of crap. The thing isn't very complicated, but it has a couple design flaw, the original one had a plastic wind vane that broke and seized up. But don't believe me! One day you'll hear the banshee cry from under the hood and maybe it will be the revenge of the smog pump. My car wasn't built with a smogpump on it it was put on a part of the emissions for cali.