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Can you bypass belt on Ford F150 V8 4.6 L?


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and1
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Nov 23, 2008, 11:43 AM

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Hi!
I have a 2000 Ford F150 V8 4.6L 2WD and the air compressor on it went bad. We had a new belt put on it, but now the service engine light came on. Is it possible to bypass the air compressor and put in a new belt without A/C?
I would really appreciate the help!!!
Thanks
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Jeff Norfolk
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Nov 23, 2008, 11:47 AM

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I don't think there is. I wonder what the code is that is causing the light to come on? It is likely unrelated. Is the battery light on too? I would have the codes pulled and report back. We can help you figure out what to do if we have a starting point. Good Luck
Jeff


and1
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Nov 23, 2008, 12:06 PM

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The battery light is not on. We had a new battery installed. We had the serpentine belt and new pulley put in, plus we had an oil change at the same time. I have no idea how to pull codes, Blush. Sorry! I have found belts on the internet for our truck and some of them were for trucks without A/C, so that is why I asked. Right now the truck is sitting because we are afraid it will seize the motor. My son drove it the day following the repair and he said all he drove was 45 mph. I really appreciate the fast help you are giving me.
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way2old
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Nov 23, 2008, 12:12 PM

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If you can spin the a/c compressor pulley by hand with the belt off, all the compressor will be is another idler pulley. If you can find one for a vehicle without a/c you can probably adapt it to work. What was the problem that caused the a/c to stop working? It may be a fairly simple repair and have everything original. To have the codes retrieved, go to your local auto parts house. Most chain parts stores will pull the codes for free.



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and1
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Nov 23, 2008, 1:11 PM

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The air compressor didn't stop working. I think there is some kind of a ring or lip around the outside and that broke. My repairman said we can still drive it, but then the service engine light came on the next day. My husband thinks that with the new belt that it caused some kind of pressure and that is why that happened. I guess we have to go to the parts store and ask if they can pull the codes. Thanks for all your help! I will let you know what comes of it.
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way2old
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Nov 23, 2008, 4:43 PM

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If the front of the a/c compressor is what is broken, you can replace that fairly cheaply. As long as the pulley is firmly attached with the snap ring, there will be no problem driving the vehicle. Let us know what codes are gotten. Please post the exact code numbers.



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and1
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Dec 5, 2008, 10:51 AM

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Hi!
I finally got the codes. Here they are:
P1131 - Dealer code
P1151 - Dealer code
P0174 - Mass Air
P0171 - O2 sensor
P0136 - O2 sensor

We put in injector cleaner and hope that helps.
Thanks!


way2old
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Dec 5, 2008, 1:17 PM

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P0171 is for lean exhaust bank 1--passenger side
P0174 is for lean exhaust bank 2--drivers side
P0136 is O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 2 failed to meet expected voltage(after the converter) wiring may be a possibility or the sensor also.
P1131 is O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 lack of switching lean condition
P1151 is O2 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 lack of switching lean condition

I would be looking for a vacuum leak first or maybe unmetered air entering the engine aftter the MAF sensor. You need to test before any parts are purchased.



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and1
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Dec 5, 2008, 2:29 PM

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Thanks for all your help!






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