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Old 03-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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what to do when removing a/c from engine

I could use some help, my a/c does not work and I would like to remove it but i don't want to just start un hooking hoses with out knowing what I'm doing and I feel I should be cautious? Is there a thread anywhere or should I take it to a shop. I would rather do it myself. I do know I will have to buy a ac eliminator pulley
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I could use some help, my a/c does not work and I would like to remove it but i don't want to just start un hooking hoses with out knowing what I'm doing and I feel I should be cautious? Is there a thread anywhere or should I take it to a shop. I would rather do it myself. I do know I will have to buy a ac eliminator pulley
Technically you don't need a new pulley but it might be easier for you. If there is no freon in the system(not under pressure) then you can just unhook the lines otherwise I would take it to a shop and have them suck out the freon if there is any. Here's what I did, basically just modified my alternator bracket, got a shorter belt, and got a turnbuckle from the hardware store.
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Re: what to do when removing a/c from engine

What is the part# and brand of that belt? I just put the eliminator pulley on mine but Im still trying to get rid of all the clutter I can. Oh and sorry didnt mean to just bust in on your thread black.fox.93
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No big deal were all here to share are knowledge by the way thanks 90lx for the info I think that's what I'm gonna do
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What is the part# and brand of that belt? I just put the eliminator pulley on mine but Im still trying to get rid of all the clutter I can. Oh and sorry didnt mean to just bust in on your thread black.fox.93
I'll have to look when I get home but I'm pretty sure it's a 65 inch belt, same style as any other serpentine belt you would buy for your 5.0 just alot shorter. I don't have my smog pump or a/c but I left my ps pump in the factory location. By modifying the alt bracket your basically removing the tensioner pulley altogether and can't put it back on because you cut the top piece off that holds it but let's you move the alternator a little more.
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I'll have to look when I get home but I'm pretty sure it's a 65 inch belt, same style as any other serpentine belt you would buy for your 5.0 just alot shorter. I don't have my smog pump or a/c but I left my ps pump in the factory location. By modifying the alt bracket your basically removing the tensioner pulley altogether and can't put it back on because you cut the top piece off that holds it but let's you move the alternator a little more.
Thats way better looking than using the eliminator pulley. I will be eliminating the eliminator pulley now.
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I could use some help, my a/c does not work and I would like to remove it but i don't want to just start un hooking hoses with out knowing what I'm doing and I feel I should be cautious? Is there a thread anywhere or should I take it to a shop. I would rather do it myself. I do know I will have to buy a ac eliminator pulley
Their a picture of the pulley system and the different ways you can go..I chose putting up my power steering do my engine bay won't look empty but thats my opinion other people do it different..those brakets to delete the ac go for like $40.. And it also has the measurements of the different belts, so you won't go wrong with that..
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My bad, it's not a 65, u can run a 65 inch but your water pump will be spinning backwards. I put the 65 inch on it because I needed to move it around but I did drive it a couple times and it never over heated and I use a mechanical gauge so I'm thinking it's 78-81 inch belt can't remember for certain. I'll let you know once I find out.
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Well a 77" belt almost fits so I'm going to say its a 79-80 inch should fit pretty snug. My alt broke in half before I could see if I could slip the 77" on it completely with a little effort.
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Re: what to do when removing a/c from engine

Im running a 65" belt, no smog,ac an underdrives put a march bracket an turnbuckle on like 90lx did
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The turn buckel is a good idea. I believe that's how I'm gonna fix my problem .
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Im running a 65" belt, no smog,ac an underdrives put a march bracket an turnbuckle on like 90lx did
I need to run the longer belt because I left my power steering in the stock location.
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Easiest way to find out how Long of a belt you need is to take your old belt then measure it up cut it and tape it together and take it to your local auto store but the diagram above is pretty accurate also the ac removal kit from ford racing cleans up the engine bay a little to.
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