I need to know what I need to do to bypass the ac on a serpentine belt on a 1998 Ford Expedition. Is it a different belt that the regular one, or a different way to place it?
Well I will start by saying it can't be done.
Now, there might be a way if you can find a pickup truck without ac.
Standard pickup trucks with the 4.6 and 5.4 engines do come without ac in rare cases, especially ones sold in northern states. And the routing is the same for either truck engine without ac. But the belts are different between the pickup trucks and your Expedition. I don't know what difference is other than the Expedition belt is slightly shorter than the pickup truck belts with ac.
You may be able to run a shorter belt over the pulley above the crank and then over the pulley above the compressor, but I would expect to find bolts and brackets in the way.
And there is no way to know what the length would be without trying to measure the distance going that route, since engines without ac are routed differently. Some of the idler pulleys are in different places on the engines without ac.
And since all Expeditions come with ac, there is no belt listed without ac to get the length.
Feb 18, 2013 |
1998 Ford Expedition