MY AC IS SHOT.

  • Tiny
  • RJV
  • 1996 Geo Prizm
  • 155,000 miles

The freon must have leaked out. I can't take the ac unit off, can I just cut the belt so I don't have to worry about it since it goes over the tension wheel? Or is more stuff connected to that belt route?

Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 5:27 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

Shot meaning it's noisy? Cant cut belt if it drives any other necessary accessories.

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 6:39 PM
  • Tiny
  • RJV
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I had already ripped out all those hoses that ran up from the AC unit. It looks like the inner belt runs around the ac unit, the main pulley and a tension wheel.

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 7:11 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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I was wondering why you want to cut belt? Thats why I asked if it's noisy?

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 3:29 AM
  • Tiny
  • RJV
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No noise, but I bought the car with the AC not working. I don't want to worry about replacing the belt anymore and I would like to also see about taking the AC unit out to lighten the car weight to get better mileage.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 8:01 AM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Ok, if there is nothing besides idler and compressor on that belt have at it. Although in my opinion it is not going to save on mileage.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011 AT 6:59 PM

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