Question about 1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max

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I posted a question yesterday and received two responses. One didn't answer my question and the other answer has been disputed by an auto parts distributor. I have a 1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.0 with a bad AC and a bad AC belt tensioner. Can I bypass the AC and remove the tensioner so that a replacement belt serves only the fan and alternator? It seems to be a question that eludes a definitive answer. If it CANNOT be bypassed I would like to know why not.

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I have checked with a friend in Kenya and if you need to, you can make up an adjusting bracket for the alternator(for belt adjustment)
and remove the ac.NO PROBLEM.as when they go wrong they also take them off, when fitted. hey guys,this is a world market,its not just the good old U.S.A.that has electricity.......mind you,only 2/3rds does.....

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Hey the answer is: YES! If the AC is dead and you don't want to it loading down the 2.0 engine. Remove the old belt and tensioner and AC unit too if you like.
Then go to any Autozone and BUY a "Valuecraft drive belt # 15380 for $5.00 or a Duralast belt # 15380 for $10.00... Route it around the Crank Shaft pully, to the Water pump pully and the Alternator pully adjust the belt tension at the Alternator set screw.& bolt Works Great... HAPPY MIGHTY MAX DAY!

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