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Can the a/c belt be removed and the van still run properly? A/C compressor is not working and smoke, which smelt like burning rubber, came from under the hood when defroster was turned on.

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If it's the 3.0L engine with separate belt that goes just around crankshaft pulley, idler puller and AC pulley, then yes, you'll be ok.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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OK.
I would never remove an a/c belt in order to make a caravan run properly. The a/c compressor, when functioning helps to get rid of condensation on your windshield using the a/c compressor.

If you smell burning rubber this is not good.

Replace the a/c compressor which may cost a few hundred or so, but you'll have a/c and defrost working properly.

good luck on this one.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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