1994 ford explorer serpentine belt


Old 08-16-03, 09:05 PM
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Unhappy 1994 ford explorer serpentine belt

so my serpentine belt broke
i bought a new one and installed it
when i started the car after installing it the a/c motor was seized and therefore made a horrible noise
so i unplugged the a/c hoping it would freewheel
i think it did for a while, but now i think it has seized again
i bought a new serpentine for an explorer with no a/c, meaning a shorter belt
can i just bypass the a/c? or do i have to buy a new a/c?
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Old 08-17-03, 04:55 AM
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No, effectively you cannot. The belt routing and parts differ between the two vehicles.

If you do not want to fix the A/C, hit the junkyard and get a non seized compressor for your vehicle. Install it and it will restore the routing/belts back to normal.

These era Explorers have the FX series Ford compressors which are notorious disasters and explode from "black death".
Old 08-17-03, 12:54 PM
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Unhappy serpentine belts

sucks to be me!
i guess i'll be off to the junkyard, but not before work tommorrow

thanks joe_f

or i could just buy a new a/c right?
Old 08-17-03, 01:00 PM
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The problem is not unique to the Explorer. Many Fords of this era had the FX series compressors which die "black death" of debris ruining effectively, the whole system.

However, any car with a serpentine belt and A/C has this problem.

If you want to fix the A/C, it's likely to be very costly based on history of what the FX series compressor does when it dies. Otherwise, just put a used compressor on there and leave the A/C inoperable to get you going.
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By-passing A/C compressor on 1994 Explorer

You can by-pass a seized A/C compressor on the 1994 Ford Explorer XLT with an 82" serpentine drive belt or Bando#6PK2070.
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