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post #1 of 12 Old 05-12-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Lose the a/c

I have a 89 wrangler,with a 1980 4.2 with a/c,the a/c compressor is bad,so I'm wanting to get rid of it altogether,but my alternator belt runs around the compressor,I would have to get a new alternator bracket,but I don't know where to find this bracket or if I would have to have someone to build one,could someone help me out,any advice would be greatly appreciated

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-12-2013, 02:27 PM
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Find the part that came on non ac wranglers

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-12-2013, 05:11 PM
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There are idler pulleys available, I got one at PEP boys for about $40. They are also available on ebay for less

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-12-2013, 07:49 PM
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Finding an idler pulley for a 4.2 is not quite that easy. They are out there, though they are hard to find and pricey at this point. Your better off putting a new bearing or clutch in your compressor and leaving it in place than paying the $100-$150 for the bypass pulley.

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post #5 of 12 Old 05-12-2013, 08:41 PM
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I pulled the a/c on mine, everything but the compressor and condenser. Left the compressor for the issue you're having. Left the condenser because it acts as guard for the radiator. LOL

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post #6 of 12 Old 05-12-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the quick replies,we'll see what happens.
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-13-2013, 09:21 AM
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Jeepsterdoug (and anyone else), I have a brand-new AC Bypass Pulley that I bought and don't actually need (I never had AC to begin with, oops).

DORMAN Part # 34171 A/C Compressor Bypass Pulley

Yours for, let's say, $39 shipped within the US.

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post #8 of 12 Old 05-13-2013, 10:28 AM
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i think keeping your ac is a plus too. i have had it in every every wrangler we ever bought and it helps on those 109 degree summer days. i live in a very very very windy place but 109 is 109, no matter how windy it is outside.

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post #9 of 12 Old 05-13-2013, 10:29 AM
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it only worked on one of the three we have bought though, when we bought it. i fixed the other two very easily by trouble shooting and finding that most of the time, a wire was left off or something was not connected right. not your trouble but still worth fixing. resale is way more with working ac then without ac

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-13-2013, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info,my son mentioned keeping the a/c and converting it ,and using it for air tools on the trail,I thought that was a good idea,so I'll see what we do,thanks again for all the quick replies....
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post #11 of 12 Old 05-13-2013, 08:10 PM
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Definitely keep it for in board air. One of my favorite mods.

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post #12 of 12 Old 05-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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I agree, that always seemed like an excellent mod.

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