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Old January 20th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Default 1998 F150 A/C Locked - Quick Fixes?

Basically, I've had an issue starting my truck, it died one day & I've done a lot of troubleshooting, it's lead me here.

The A/C pulley won't turn. A friend manually turns the engine. All the other pulleys spin, including the crank.

The Question, Is there is any way to bypass the A/C pulley without changing the belt or the big job of changing the A/C??? Just anything cause I need to get my truck on the road while I fix it.

I've bypassed pulleys in other cars while I replace the part, never an A/C though. But hopefully someone knows how I can bypass the A/C on the belt.

I'm eventually going to change the belt to the the non-A/C position. It's quicker than replacing the A/C. I think it's the same sized belt, that I can find out easily though.

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No, I don't see any way to bypass a seized AC compressor without either changing belt configuration or replacing the compressor.

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with the way the belt runs you have to have a pulley in the ac location


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if it is a 5.4, they do sell a bypass pulley, our expedition had one because the compressor was locked up im not sure if they make one for the 4.6

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That sound like as much work as replacing the compressor to me...

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there should be a way to by pass the a/c pulley or replace the a/c comp with a pully to replace it keep us updated on it hope this helped


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