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Unread 10-09-2006, 12:45 PM   #1
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AC Delete plate/Idler Pulley

My AC compressor started making a HORRID noise today (sounds like toasted bearing or something) I am just going to say screw it and yank the compressor as winter is on it's way and the thing leaked anyway.

Is there a good aftermarket AC delete kit available?

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Unread 10-09-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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Unread 10-09-2006, 02:25 PM   #3
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Why would you need an A/C delete kit? Couldn't you just unplug the compressor? If you didn't want it to spin, you could even leave it bolted in and get a smaller serp belt.
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Unread 10-09-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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Can I just run a non AC serp belt on the jeep and call it a day? The compressor is just about locked up. Or should I take a string and measure the size and match it up as close as I can?
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Unread 10-09-2006, 05:37 PM   #5
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Does a non AC 1997 4.0 have the alternator in the spot of the compressor? If so I can go to the JY tomorrow to see if I can find a non ac alt bracket.
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Unread 10-09-2006, 07:43 PM   #6
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As far as I know the '97 and '98 components setups are the same. This should help....

http://www.stu-offroad.com/engine/belt/belt-1.htm
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Unread 10-10-2006, 08:28 AM   #7
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Unread 10-10-2006, 09:01 AM   #8
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I would just use a non ac belt and leave the rest right where it is until you decide to fix it. The alternators are in the same place with or without ac.
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Unread 10-10-2006, 10:09 AM   #9
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I would just use a non ac belt and leave the rest right where it is until you decide to fix it. The alternators are in the same place with or without ac.
Had the same problem you're describing and I just swapped out the AC belt for a non-AC belt. Cost about $24-ish and I still have my A/C pump in there if I ever want to fix the pully (pulley bearing went out, too). Of course, it's been about 2 years now with no A/C but I haven't missed it up here in Seattle.
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Unread 10-11-2006, 07:38 AM   #10
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Had the same problem you're describing and I just swapped out the AC belt for a non-AC belt. Cost about $24-ish and I still have my A/C pump in there if I ever want to fix the pully (pulley bearing went out, too). Of course, it's been about 2 years now with no A/C but I haven't missed it up here in Seattle.
Fixed it last night by using the non-AC belt. Thankfully Jeep didn't do what other car manufactures do and move the alt on non AC models. It was a simple belt swap, even though the tensioner puzzled me for a few minutes (never saw one like that before).

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Unread 10-11-2006, 10:51 AM   #11
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I can't remember but I think the pre-00 or pre 99 tensioners are different. With the one on my engine its spring loaded with a 1/2" square hole in the tensioner arm. . . just stick a 1/2" ratchet wrench or breaker bar in there and pull back. Easiest dang way to work with these serpentine belts.
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