2.3 Timing Belt Replacement
The timing belt on My 97 Ranger 2.3 (w/air cond.) broke and I have the fan,shroud & water pump pulley off. I realize the crank pulley has to come off..but,is there a way to avoid removing the PS/AC bracket to get the timing cover off? I already snapped one A/C compressor bolt off (no biggy,no a/c anyway,accum/dryer is dead).Also , if the bracket does have to come off and I snap the other 3 bolts...can I replace the a/c compressor with an "idler" type bracket in place as if the truck didn't have a/c ?
Any help would be appreciated....Thanks