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has anyone bypassed the ac compressor?

looking for info on eliminating the ac compressor.

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Method 1. Prefered:
Bypass compressor = turn off a/c. When the clutch is not engaged it is just a free spinning pulley.

Method 2.
Get a shorter belt and just bypass the a/c compressor.

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well the reason being that i wheel in a lot of mud and my compressor is now destroyed. ac still works but the things sounds awful. its a very very loud whining sound. anyway i dont use my ac so i just want to bypass the compressor and replace it when i have the time or money or when i go to sell the jeep.. i new compressor is like 300$ plus and i can get a pulley and belt pretty cheep. i just want to know if my computer is going to get all crazy if i remove the compressor.

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Computer shouldnt know. Just get the belt for the jk without a/c and bypass the compressor.

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im not 100% but i think you need a new pully and a new belt and im not sure the pully will fit with the compressor in the way. i might try to take the pully off the compressor and see if i can get it to fit. if i can ill just leave the compressor for now.

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defrost wont work properly if you disable the compressor
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what he said

i think the defroster uses the a/c compressor

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If you remove the compressor, you will get a code that says the system pressure is low.
I'm not recommending against removal, just saying the computer will know.

Regarding the defrost, it will work the same as a JK without A/C from the factory. It just won't clear the fog from the inside glass as well.
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Regarding the defrost, it will work the same as a JK without A/C from the factory. It just won't clear the fog from the inside glass as well.
As well? Vehicles I've driven without a/c fogged like a sob! Maybe the JK is an anomaly, but most are pretty poor on clearing foggy windows I've dealt with

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As well? Vehicles I've driven without a/c fogged like a sob! Maybe the JK is an anomaly, but most are pretty poor on clearing foggy windows I've dealt with
Yeah, I resisted having A/C for decades. Fogging was a problem, but I could eventually get rid of it.
One of my first vehicles had an electric fan (unguarded hard rubber blades) screwed to the all steel dashboard to clear the windshield.
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i just dont see the point in dropping so much money on a compressor just to go out in the woods and fuck it up again a month later. and i use none fog stuff on my windows that works pretty good anyway. i just just find one in a junk yard. still not 100% on doing this yet.

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