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AC Delete

K1ng0011

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Looking to do an AC delete on my 1999 ford explorer sport 4.0 OHV. I have done some research and answered some of my questions but not all of them at this point. I am not really looking for an AC delete pulley. I would rather get a shorter belt and reroute the belt if possible. That does seem to be possible based on the picture below. Just need to get a belt for a 1997 ford ranger 4.0 OHV without AC. Also it looks like 95-97 ford rangers use a similar HVAC control panel to 2nd Gen ford explorers and they might possibly swap but I don't know that for a fact. As far as I am aware there was never a second gen ford explorer that came from the factory with heat only. I know the rangers did but I am not sure what years of ranger if any would swap over to a 2nd gen ford explorer. Anyone have any insight on this?



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DR98FL

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Check here on Rock auto,

DAYCO 5060810DR {Click Info Button for Alternate/OEM Part Numbers} Drive Rite Info
Accessory Drive; Serpentine Belt; w/o Air Conditioning

 




K1ng0011

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It took me quite a while of reading and digging to come up with this information. It appears that there is an AC delete option that does exist for the 2nd gen explorers. There are two AC delete boxes that came on ford rangers. Pre 1995 boxes and 1995-1997 boxes. It seems that all ford explorers and rangers got a significant update to the firewall in 1995 when the 2nd gen ford explorer made its debut. Now the good news is that there is an option for an AC delete box that can be swapped to a ford explorer that will fit like a factory unit. The bad news is that one of main reasons to delete your AC is usually to save space and make things easier to work on. In this case the box is molded for an evaporator but one is not installed and there is no way for hoses to make it into the housing. So your not really saving any space.



Pre 1995

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1995-1997

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My AC Box

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donalds

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I. Made a thread with all the ford manual
If you like I could post some stuff if I could find it in the manual for no / AC
 




K1ng0011

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That thread has a lot of good information. I don't know a lot about how the Ford HVAC system works. I would be interested in the differences of how the two systems work. The difference in the wiring and vacuum lines. So I would know how to properly make everything work when the ac is removed
 








K1ng0011

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I went to the junk yard yesterday and this is what I found. The HVAC control panels between the factory AC and non-factory AC do differ. The blend door on factory AC cars is controlled by an electronic motor. The rangers without AC control the blend door mechanically with a steel cable from the control panel to the blend door itself.


2nd Gen Ford Explorer With AC

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95-97 Ford Ranger Without AC

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