NEED TO ROUTE SERPENTINE BELT AROUND SEIZED AC PULLEY ON 2001 TAU
REPLACED SERPENTINE BELT ON 2001 FORD TAURUS BUT THEN FOUND OUT THAT THE AIR CONDITIONER PULLEY IS NOT ROTATING PROPERLY---IS THERE A WAY TO ROUTE AROUND THE AC PULLEY UNTIL THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR CAN BE REPLACED???
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Re: NEED TO ROUTE SERPENTINE BELT AROUND SEIZED AC PULLEY...
Not unless you can take about 4 inches out of belt. shorter belt is what you need. take some string and route it just like the belt goes but eliminate the compressor and take that to auto parts store an see if they can match one up for you.
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you could try and measure around all the pulys and figure out what size belt is needed or try calling a ford dealer or some local auto parts store, they might be able to pull up a belt size/part number for a engien that is not running a a/c compressor.
simple trick provided you can do this by running some twine around your pulleys allowing for1-2 inches less for slack adjuster an that will pretty close.or they may have for that system without ac meaning the condenser unit.
Should be a diagram on the under side of your hood, or in the engine compartment somewhere. If not, wrap it around the crank pulley, and work your way around, putting flat sides to flat pulleys, and ribs to ribs. There will be a couple of combinations, but you should be able to get it.
use a 15mm box wrench on the nut retaining the tensioner pulley to pry the tensioner 'arm' against the spring to release belt. note belt routing on decal under hood,or make a sketch,to aid in replacement.
on OHV engine rotate clockwise
on OHC rotate counter clockwise
be sure belt is completely seated on pulleys
Sometimes you can route the belt the same as one with no air. your parts dealer may have a belt route if yours is missing from the car. sometimes you need to put an idler where the compressor is. Don't run the car without the belt. Even if you put a used compressor on without charging the system, you need the belt for the water pump.
No - because of the routing of the belt around the idler pulley (above "A/C" in diagrm below)- there must be an AC pulley - or dummy pulley of the same diameter installed.
Getting a shorter belt and eliminating the A/C pulley cannot be accomplished because of it's proximity to the flywheel - and must go on top of the idler pulley so there is enough contact friction to drive the belt fully.
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Starting at the crankshaft pulley, and going clockwise, the belt leaves the crank pulley, Goes around the tensioner, Goes around the water pump Goes around the alternator Goes around the upper idler Goes around the Power Steering pump Goes around the air conditioner pulley then goes back to the Crank pulley