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Unread 02-20-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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2002 Liberty AC compressor...Help?!?!

Our AC compressor went. I finally, after many attempts, was able to use a shorter belt and bypass the compressor while having the rest of the pulleys turn in the right direction. New problem, the engine takes longer to start but it shakes more before starting and now squeals loudly from one of the pulleys on the right side. The pulleys and the belt are turning, the belt is a little more loose than the stock belt was. Anyway could the new belt be throwing the engine off balance or something? I have not been able to find a bypass pulley for a 2002 Liberty, and I have looked. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jo-Ann and Jerry.

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Unread 05-18-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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I bypassed our ac comp just fine. And it only cost me the belt. No sqealin either. The route is far from stock though. Email me and I'll give all the details. Isiah_g60@MSN.com

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Unread 05-18-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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I picked up a compressor at the junk yard for $100. It came off a liberty with 12000 miles on it. Installed it myself. Works fine.
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Unread 05-20-2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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Nice junk yard find. I had to get a re-man one. Easy job to do, all the bolts are easy to get to. I recommend taking it to a shop to be discharged, or rigging some kind of catch container when you discharge the system or you will have oil everywhere. Ask me how I know?????
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