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defrost question

Hello,

I have 1995 Ford Ranger, 5SPD manual, 4.0L V-6 ...

My A/C no longer works and I'm wondering if it will have any impact on defroster system?

If I decided to remove it ... what needs to be done?

I considering removing A/C system to put less strain on engine and make her happier! :D

I live in cold climate where I need defroster to remove frost build up on windshield as needed.

Thank you for your help in advance
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The heat from the defroster would still work but there will be no dehumidification from the A/C. In some situations it would not matter one way or the other. However, the A/C can often help clear fogging on the inside of the window faster and better than defrost heat alone.

The simplest and cheapest way to defeat A/C should be to just unplug the 2-wire connector from the compressor and then tape it back to the harness out of the way. The compressor then functions as a large and heavy idler pulley and bracket. This could be a good approach because it is easily reversible if the need ever arose to get the A/C operational again.

It might also be possible to remove the compressor and install an A/C eliminator bracket and pulley instead. It would take a little research to find out if there is an eliminator intended for another vehicle (like a Mustang perhaps) that would fit. The downside is the cost of the eliminator. It might also need a different belt IF the pulley diameter changed.

Third option: install a shorter serpentine belt that simply bypasses the compressor pulley. Some Rangers were available from the factory without A/C but I don't know if that was the case with your particular year and 4.0L. If not, some experimentation would be required to see if it could be done using the right length belt and corrected belt routing.
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ooh okay thank you for your input ...

I decided to remove the compressor and the condenser from my truck. I have accumulator I know that is part of the A/C system. Is there a plug that I can screw into the fan blower system that I can buy instead of making my own? After I remove the accumulator?
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The accumulator (AKA receiver/drier) is plumbed to the evaporator. If you remove the accumulator, nothing really changes. Unless there is a desire to keep the evaporator in good condition internally, nothing else needs to be done.
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Good News!

My defroster works ... after I hooked up Throttle Body assembly ... put in by-pass A/C pulley ... hooked up belt and purge out coolant system with new coolant!

one thing I noticed that I'm not having air circulating thru front and floor vent ... do I need to run wires where I removed A/C from all plugs to fool the system thinkin' it needs to work?

Also ... I disconnected the Vacuum reservoir top hose from that tank that looks like toilet float ... which I regert cuz I'm having hard time reattached it onto it after disconnected and heard a pop noise ... the reason why I had it disconnected is to avoid damage with hose cuz I had to saw off the a/c fridgent (sp) line and all that

Is there an easy way to reinstall that hose back into reservoir? I had heck of time doing that
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