1998 Plymouth Voyager I M JUST CONFUSED ABOUT THIS VAN

Tiny
LENNY3000
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  • 1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 112,556 MILES
I RECENTLY DROPPED MY KIDS OFF IN VIRGINIA FOR THE SUMMER AND IM FROM FLORIDA ON MY WAY BACK MY AC COMPRESSOR BROKE OFF AND I WAS STUCK IN SOUTH CAROLINA. I CALLED FOR A TOW AND MECHANIC BUT IT WAS TO EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE THE AC COMPRESSOR AT THE TIME. SO HE RAN A SMALLER SERPENTINE BELT TO THE ALTERNATOR AND I MADE IT HOME SAFE, BUT SINCE IVE BEEN HOME MY BATTERY HAS NOT BEEN HOLDING CHARGE AND NOW ITS DEAD. I PURCHASED A NEW BATTERY TODAY BUT IT STILL DIDNT WORK SO MY QUESTION IS IT THE ALTERNATOR AND WILL IT BE ABLE TO RUN GOOD WITHOUT THE AC COMPRESSOR.
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Thursday, July 17th, 2008 AT 8:31 PM

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Tiny
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Yes the vehicle should run just fine without the A/C Compressor.

Take the vejhicle by you local auto parts store they should be able to test you alternator and let you know if you need to have it replaced.
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Thursday, July 17th, 2008 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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My suggestion is to replace the alternator and If this happens again then you may need to replace the ac compressor and the serp belt and the alternator. Always remember a belt has to have just the right amount of pressure, or it may damage the bearings in you pulleys or damage your alternator again. I hope this helps good luck. Robert(1968)
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Monday, August 4th, 2008 AT 3:49 PM

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