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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-09, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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So I have never used the air conditioner in my 1998 zx2 Escort and the air conditioner compressor had a bearing blow on the serpentine wheel. It squeaks Like mad intermittently, was wondering if anyone knows weather its feesable to remove the compressor and going with a smaller serpentine belt to illiminate the compressor thus getting rid of the squealing noise??
Doesn't make much sense to repair the compressor as I never use it-not a fan of air-conditioning

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So I have never used the air conditioner in my 1998 zx2 Escort and the air conditioner compressor had a bearing blow on the serpentine wheel. It squeaks Like mad intermittently, was wondering if anyone knows weather its feesable to remove the compressor and going with a smaller serpentine belt to illiminate the compressor thus getting rid of the squealing noise??
Doesn't make much sense to repair the compressor as I never use it-not a fan of air-conditioning

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Re: Re routing the airconditioner pump

Lots of people remove their a/c compressors for different reasons. You can probably use the same belt that a ZX-2 not equiped with a/c uses.
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Lots of people remove their a/c compressors for different reasons. You can probably use the same belt that a ZX-2 not equiped with a/c uses.
Thanks Guys for the input But I just wanna clarify that If I order a serpintine belt for zx2 with out air (didn't know they had a zx2 without air) then I can bypass the air conditioner.
Other option that I found out today is I have an air conditioner compressor off
a 1998 Ford contour upon examination of the air conditioner compressor they seem to be the same....How hard would it be to pull the pulley off the contour compressor and swap it with the escort pulley?? I assume they will fit...I tried the clutch plate and it seems to fit the same way. Is this this wise? or would it be easier to remove the air compressor and use a smaller Belt?
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Re: Re routing the airconditioner pump

If the clutch for the compressors are the same there would be nothing wrong with using the one off of the Contour, but without doing a part number cross reference I don't know if they are the same or not. I'm not certain whether they made a ZX-2 without a/c or not, but if they did that should be the belt you need, if not they will have to determine the length of belt you need for your application.
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