Don't mean to butt in here (thats what I say anyway)
You said you "BYPASSED" the A/C---How?--Shorter Belt?
Is it possible that you rerouted your belt in a manner in which some of your belt driven components are turning the opposite direction from what they did with the original belt installed?
I saw this one time at a shop I frequented--Vehicle was running HOT
Several of the feller had looked it over and could find no reason, then their "STAR" mechanic looked in and said he had never seen an original belt misrouted and fit! (Done by vehicle owner) The Water-pump was turning backwards.I've never have seen that again, since then, I always, do not rule it out as a possible factor!
Sorry, I know very little about your rig, Imma Jeep CJ kinda Guy.I answer with Confidence in the CJ5 & CJ7 Forums
mhpautos---its all yours now, that all I might could add in (you will have to explain it better), if that is it, make sure you tell 'em to send my Christmas present, VIA 2carfellers!
Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 7:58 PM