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Old 02-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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I have a '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with a crapped out A/C Compressor. has almost 190,000 miles and dont want to spend $1200 to fix it. Have been told that I can bypass the compressor by changing serpentine belt to Jeep belt for '94 Grand Cherokee made without A/C. Anyone ever done this. I found a belt at local parts store for '94 without A/C, but was curious if it'll work. Thanks!!
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I have no idea, but depending on the path you might be able to run a shorter belt to bypass it, usually most vehicles do this to not have to completely redesign the belt path or implement another idler pulley
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The best way would be to get an AC by-pass pully. I did this on my XJ and it works great. And you use the same belt. I got mine from Summit or Rock Auto, can't remember which one. Doing it as you mentioned,you might have to change every thing over from a non AC Jeep,which is a pain in the butt.However,I'm not %100 sure. The AC by-pass pully was under $40.
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I got mine from advance auto parts works awesome i love it took off ac bolted pulley in same spot. Just look up your jeep in there site they should offer it.
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