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Cant figure out how to loosen AC belt, goes around

1986 2.5 comanchee without power steering, cant figure out how to loosen AC belt, goes around bottom drive pulley and AC, ( no slider groove or idler pulley. WTF?

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I would first determine where the bolts are for the ac compressor and loosen them until the belt slides off.

Or, I know this may sound goofy, but you can get a breaker bar and socket or a large wrench and turn the crankshaft while putting a large flat screwdriver in between the v-belt and one side of the v of the pulley, and TURRRRRN it slowly until the screwdriver wedged in there actually takes the belt off (with turning).

That's a trick to use, but inspect the belt for damage afterward, or replace the belt if it is damaged in the process, which it usually is not.

Hope that helps.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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