Anyone completely remove the A/C Compressor and block off the lines at heater box?
This is on my 2003 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Job2 motor. It's a RBV.
Ok, after having to replace the spark plugs/ wires a couple times and just other things I've worked on the motor I'm ready to take off the A/C Compressor and lines to the heater box completely.
Alot of guys tell me that they just unplug the compressor and pull the fuses but I want it gone completely.
Got a couple questions...
I know that some Rangers came without A/C, so the serpentine belt from a 4.0L A/C delete Ranger should work, right?
1. Can this be done without screwing up the heating/ cooling system (computer, etc.)?
2. Do they make a belt for a A/C delete 4.0L?
3. What all would need to be done to make this possible?
I figure if I this is possible then I'll shave off alot of weight from the frontend (help with the dreaded "Ranger Lean" and have less drag on the motor. I don't use the A/C so it's just added weight, drag on the motor and in the way.
As much info with or without pictures, links to other threads, projects, sites would be awesome.