I figure I can run the car without ac the dealer opened the clutch on
the compressor so the belt wilol turn .they wanted $1900 to fix the A/
C and thet as just too much for a van with 120k miles on it..anyway I
bought a belt for this veh without air and it looks like I'm screwed
as they would put a idler pulley where the compressor is so the belt
still has to run where the compressor is which is making a grinding
noise and I'm afraid the bearings bad and will bust the belt or burn
it up .is there a way to run this car without A/C and not go by the
2000 Dodge gr Caravan le awd
You make no sense. If they remove the compressor and replace it with an
idler pulley and bracket, why would you be afraid of the grinding noise and
the bearings being bad if the compressor is no longer on the vehicle???????
Am I misunderstading something?
Yeah - people who are too ignorant or lazy (or both) to even attempt to
use punctuation and capitalization to construct real sentences don't
even deserve an answer.
I had a little trouble following it too, but I finally figured out he
was meaning that the did something with the clutch so at least it will
turn, but it makes a gridning noise that he is concerned about. When he
says "...anyway I
>>bought a belt for this veh without air and it looks like I'm screwed
>>as they would put a idler pulley where the compressor is..." he's
saying that if the vehicle had come from the factory without air, an
idler pulley would be where the compressor is now. So, instead of
uninstalling the compressor and putting an idler pulley in its place, he
wants to know what other options he might have. Or maybe he hasn't
figured out that he can remove the compressor and put an idler pulley in
its place? But right now the compressor is still installed and it's
making a grinding noise, so he is concerned the clutch may lock up or
(To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
address with the letter 'x')
OK, Bill, you're probably right. As I see it, he can either have someone
replace the bearing in the clutch, or
remove the compressor and install an A/C Compressor Bypass Pulley, such as
the Motormite unit sold by Autozone for $35.
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