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Cheap AC Bypass **PICTURE**


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Old 06-05-2010, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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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.

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

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

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.
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Been there and done that! Lasted about 2 years until I got money to get it repaired
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks GI joe. Bookmarked this thread. Always helps to have a picture.
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This would be a good time to buy a spare and be ready for the 'boonie breakdown'.

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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?

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Exact same thing I did here, even the same belt size iirc:

AC Compressor Bypass?
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nice hint... will consider thaht when the ac's gonna die!
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Were there any special tools required to remove the pulley from the compressor?
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