AC bypass


Asked by Feb 21, 2017 at 07:39 PM about the 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My AC clutch is starting to seize I believe...   was
wondering if it is easy to bypass and what I need to
do so.   Tyvm

3 Answers


You can replace the clutch and bearing, it is fairly easy or you can take the AC compressor out completely, but you need a bypass pulley in its place.

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SOLVED. I removed seized AC pulley and used a smaller belt ( 82.5" 6 rib ) and completely bypassed that AC... works perfectly.

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Had to do this to my daughters 04 Liberty till I found the replacement clutch assembly for replacement. There is a fairly good youtube video on bypassing the ac pully. I bought a smaller belt for around $10 and watched the video for re routing and it worked great till I repaired the clutch assembly.

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