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Re: 1981 CJ with A/C belt routing
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I like the alternator having it's own belt though incase the clutch on the compressor seizes or something.
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That is a good point,,, how ever,,,
Things to ponder [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
The pulley bearing is the part that will freeze up and cause the belt problems in most cases.
When the clutch does go bad, ( usually a bad wire conn. or a weak clutch magnet) if you have the clutch removal tool, (Auto zone about $6.00) and a 1/2" wrench takes about 10 min to pull it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Now for more things to ponder: with the belt located like the second picture the pulley on the York is a smaller diamiter than the harmonic pulley, (usually) that means I should be able to get a faster rotation on my alternator right? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
This could be good or bad, you think. [img]images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]