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Old 07-13-2018, 05:05 PM   #1
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AC lines pushing hard into engine cover/dog house

Has anyone run into the problem? I searched the forum and saw that one person blew their AC hose by it rubbing, but mine is so high that the engine compartment cover is actually being pushed up. It also causes more noise and vibration in the cab. Is there a way to adjust the compressor? I had a bad belt squeal when the compressor was run, so I tightened up the compressor belt and now the compressor sits so high that it rubs. Iím thinking about going to buy a slightly shorter belt than it calls for and hoping it adjusts lower, but what ideas do yíall have?

Sorry to be so needy these last couple days. I have five more days until we take it on our first trip.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:35 PM   #2
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For anyone interested, I got the first curtain panel sewed... i am loving the pattern I picked out.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:49 AM   #3
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Has anyone run into the problem? I searched the forum and saw that one person blew their AC hose by it rubbing, but mine is so high that the engine compartment cover is actually being pushed up. It also causes more noise and vibration in the cab. Is there a way to adjust the compressor? I had a bad belt squeal when the compressor was run, so I tightened up the compressor belt and now the compressor sits so high that it rubs. Iím thinking about going to buy a slightly shorter belt than it calls for and hoping it adjusts lower, but what ideas do yíall have?

Sorry to be so needy these last couple days. I have five more days until we take it on our first trip.
The only option I can see would be to replace the belt. I believe I installed a Gates 7630 belt on Peanut (77 20' Argosy). I don't remember any interference on Peanut when I installed the belt. Unfortunately I can't check the clearance now because I've replaced the doghouse cover with one from a 74 Argosy which is totally different in shape and size.

I would think you can go as short as you want as long as you can get the belt onto the pulleys.


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The only option I can see would be to replace the belt. I believe I installed a Gates 7630 belt on Peanut (77 20' Argosy). I don't remember any interference on Peanut when I installed the belt. Unfortunately I can't check the clearance now because I've replaced the doghouse cover with one from a 74 Argosy which is totally different in shape and size.

I would think you can go as short as you want as long as you can get the belt onto the pulleys.


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The 7630 belt you suggested worked perfectly. The OíReilly clerk talked me into the only thing they had, a 9630. I spent all morning trying to figure out why the belt kept jumping. The width was too wide on the 9630. I had a 9640 on there. I wound up in Auto Zone and got the right belt. Itís tight to get on, but it works. Takes the adjustment all the way to the bottom which solved the rubbing. I now have nice cold front AC. I am hoping the seals all hold during our trip. If not, it wonít be the first time I had to sweat a little bit. Thank you for your help on this thread and the previous. I still donít have reverse lights, but Iím going to tackle that after the trip.
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Glad to hear the belt size was right. I don't remember how tight it was when I was fitting it to Peanut but it sounds like it's about the shortest belt that will work.

I wish I could help on the reverse light wiring, unfortunately mine was missing when I bought it and I've replaced everything with the 1986 version.

Enjoy your trip!

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