Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby grasshopper [OP] » December 7th 2010, 2:23am

After fighting with the A/C rear hose in the engine compartment I am removing the option. Wisconsin does not have that many warm days.
I read on another forum that if I just us the non A/C belt that I do not need a dummy pulley, just remove A/C assembly.
Anyone have any contradiction to that?
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby alexalexanders » December 7th 2010, 3:11am

Nope, IF they make a non-ac belt(im pretty sure they do) then all you have to do is replace the belt. With the non-ac belt it will directly by pass the the ac compresser.
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby grasshopper [OP] » December 7th 2010, 3:17am

Thank you alexalexanders,
Life was so much easier after removing the passenger seat to get the doghouse out of the way and then the stinking rear A/C hose.
Now I will loose the whole compressor and have one less headache.
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby alexalexanders » December 7th 2010, 3:22am

grasshopper wrote:Thank you alexalexanders,
Life was so much easier after removing the passenger seat to get the doghouse out of the way and then the stinking rear A/C hose.
Now I will loose the whole compressor and have one less headache.


And some extra room under the hood which always help! BTW if the ac compreesor is still good put all the parts you removed on the for sale forum here on the forum or on craigslist. Those are pretty expensive dudes new and you might be able to recoop the cost of the belt! :dance:
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby jeff's93astro » December 7th 2010, 5:27am

don't know if it helps any but i removed the smog pump on my truck when i put the headers on and got a belt for same truck just for one without smog pump been running like that for 4 yrs. no problems and it dont bounce around
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby grasshopper [OP] » December 7th 2010, 2:06pm

good news, I will sell the A/c pump and accessories.
Thank you for the tips.
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby LEVE » December 7th 2010, 9:57pm

Ah... IIRC, Wisconsin does have cold days. Make sure that the AC isn't tied into the defrost, as a dryer for the defrosted air. That may be a problem in the winter.
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby TheRealDaddy » December 8th 2010, 2:42am

LEVE wrote:Ah... IIRC, Wisconsin does have cold days. Make sure that the AC isn't tied into the defrost, as a dryer for the defrosted air. That may be a problem in the winter.


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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby grasshopper [OP] » December 8th 2010, 3:10pm

I understand about the defrost, but usually I unplug the comp for winter and I have not noticed a problem yet. I think it is cold enough here that the humidity is low.
Would anyone like to purchase some good A/C parts?
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby Leeann_93 » December 8th 2010, 11:44pm

Not to mention the compressor only runs at either 42 or 45° and above. Below that, your heater is on its own for defrosting.
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby jeff's93astro » December 8th 2010, 11:48pm

^Really?
I wonder if there is something wrong with my blazer because this morning it was 30 degrees when i cranked it with the defrost on and the compressor was kickin on and off like normal?
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Re: Removing the A/C opttion, what belting?

Postby Leeann_93 » December 8th 2010, 11:52pm

I'm pretty sure that's in the manual...give me a minute...

EDIT: found it:

Defrost...The air conditioner will also run in this setting to remove moisture from the air when the temperature is above 40°F (4°C).Adjust the temperature control as desired.
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