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? about 3" BL and belt rubbing hole in hose

Ever since I got my 3" PA lift on, my truck hasn't run right, like it did before the lift was put on. I couldn't figure it out until maybe now. I can see where one of my belts/pulleys is rubbing a hole or very close to it in my AC hose (I believe that is the hose). This hose is also very close to the fan (maybe 3/8") and too tight to move it out of the way or so I believe.
I did a search and a few people have had this problem and I am wondering how I can get it fixed. I probably need a new hose that is longer but unsure where to get that.
Any other tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.
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if you would have read the instructions completely they state that the hose needs to be moved and reclamped also supply a piece of hose to wrap around it....
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Zach,
I actually had a shop around here put it on. For $200 I couldn't resist that knowing how long it would have taken me to do it by myself. They do plenty of them but mostly jeeps. I wish they would have read the instructions. Oh well. Do you know how difficult it would be to replace that hose or should I just take it to the shop and tell them to fix it?
I just zip tied the hose away from the pulley and it runs great now so that is or was the culprit. I just hope this lack of reading didn't cause any damage to my AC system.
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I would almost take it back to the shop you had install it, along with a set of directions, and have them admit fault. Then ask them to replace the hose.
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I just bent the a/c line out of the way and zip tied it up so it wouldnt rub.
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take it back and make then fix it, you paid for them to do the job correctly.
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I rigged a coat hanger around the hose enough to pull it away from the pulley and its worked for the last 2 1/2 yrs...ill fix it right one day.
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take it back and make then fix it, you paid for them to do the job correctly.
still looks like you got a good deal
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Ya, I got an incredible deal. They thought it would be easy like a Jeep BL.
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still looks like you got a good deal
yes i did and i got to learn a little bit.
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if you would have read the instructions completely they state that the hose needs to be moved and reclamped also supply a piece of hose to wrap around it....
Great advice Stone....
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$200 for a bodylift install? shoot.....that's about a 7hr job....figure $50 per hour for labor...you definately got a good deal.



take it back to them, make them fix it as they are at fault for not doing the job correctly as per the instructions. Or you fix it.
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They thought it was a 3 or 4 hour job. I am going to see what they will do today but if not I still made out good.
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3-4 i got quoted by apple hill 4x4 the install was 800 and the lift was 200 i told them no. but any who go to them make them fix it and recharge your ac if it doesnt work anymore
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that hose is about as much as the body lift so unless you wanna drop close to $200 you better raise hell because they should have done it, it shows clearly in the instructions
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