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gijoe31484 06-05-2010 02:17 PM

Cheap AC Bypass **PICTURE**
 
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Recently my AC clutch seized up on me and I figured out a new route for the serpentine belt.
If your freezes up and you can't afford to get it fixed...use these instructions on this link to get your pulley and clutch off. I didn't have the pulley puller so i used a pry bar, hammer, a bit leverage, and lots of redbull:p.

http://www.sparkys-answers.com/2009/...mitent-ac.html

The belt you will need is a 6-rib 82.5 inch length. $28ish=D>

The attached picture shows the new route. I checked, and everything turns the right direction and I even did a 35 mile round trip right afterwards with no problems. You could probably use up to an 83.5 inch length because my tensioner pulley is at about 75% capacity....it should stretch out a little bit though. =D>

family KJ 06-05-2010 06:29 PM

Been there and done that! Lasted about 2 years until I got money to get it repaired

jnaut 06-05-2010 11:24 PM

Thanks GI joe. Bookmarked this thread. Always helps to have a picture.

TAwesome 06-06-2010 02:42 AM

Nice!!!!

azmotoman 06-06-2010 06:40 AM

This would be a good time to buy a spare and be ready for the 'boonie breakdown'.

Is there a Gates P/N?

deadstar717 06-07-2011 05:00 PM

GIJoe,

I see that this post is a year old, but the AC Comp just seized up on my '02 Liberty 2WD Sport. I just want to be sure on the belt size... it sounds like 82.5" worked for you, but was your Liberty an '02?

Thanks,

David

Akedos 06-07-2011 09:51 PM

Exact same thing I did here, even the same belt size iirc:

http://www.jeepkj.com/forum/f196/ac-compressor-bypass-40044/

ridenby 06-08-2011 01:17 AM

I am using a duralast 827K6.

simond 06-08-2011 06:01 AM

nice hint... will consider thaht when the ac's gonna die!

Sparky1187 06-09-2011 10:44 PM

Were there any special tools required to remove the pulley from the compressor?


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