Originally Posted by naiou12day
I have a '98 4.0l L6 Cherokee that is having AC issues. Bought a new Serp belt from Advance Auto yesterday that is "Supposed" to be able to completely circumvent routing around the AC compressor, but I am unsure what the Routing diagram would look like. If anyone has done this, or has a diagram for "Skipping" the A/C alltogether, I would appreciate it!
There is NO SUCH THING as a "shorter" or "different" belt for a non-AC version of the 4.0 engine.
On engines without AC from the factory, and idler pulley was installed in place of the compressor, allowing the same belt to be used.
Despite what some may think or say, there is NO WAY to "reroute" the belt on the 4.0 to bypass the compressor and still have all pullies turning the correct direction.