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Air conditioning bypass question by blacknblue
Started on: 04-11-2014 08:21 PM
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Last post by: theogre on 04-12-2014 07:05 PM
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Report this Post04-11-2014 08:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blacknblueSend a Private Message to blacknblueEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
On my 87 2.5, the air conditioning compressor pully bearings are getting worn, i think. Every now and then at idle it will produce a raspy sound. The A/C blows warm and I'm the third owner of the car so it could be anything wrong with the system (also never been converted to R-134a). I'm not really intersted in reviving the A/C at this time.
I have to change my belt tensioner soon and I'm thinking about just bypassing the compressor for now.Here's my question:

Will it be okay to bypass the compressor and still use the A/C controls to manually turn on my radiator fan if needed on hot summer traffic days?
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Report this Post04-12-2014 05:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think so, but I'd better bump this for the A/C experts to see.
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Been doing this on my '85 duke. A/C relay is out and the belt is off the compressor pulley. I don't see what could be the problem.
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Report this Post04-12-2014 07:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes.
Just use non AC belt.
See my Cave, Serpent Belt

Many AC clutch pulley bearing are worn and cause serpent belt to fail. How fast depend how bad the bearing is because three pulleys are very close together.

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