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Old 09-06-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Angry with a screach and burning rubber, it's bye bye belt !!!

1992 airstream landyacht 36 ft motor home,,,p30 chassis,,,,going home today,,,ac from engine for dashboard has never been that cool,,, all of a sudden ,,, sounded like 3 cats going through the fan belt,,,,then the smell of burning rubber ,,, followed by silence ,,,and no more cool air coming from the dash,,,
got home,,,belt shredded,,probably ac compressor dead too,,

anyone know belt number for ac belt????????????

does it only run ac compressor ????????????

what's the easiest attack to get this belt on ???????????

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Old 09-06-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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Get under the hood and try to turn the AC compressor clutch. If it doesn't budge then it has locked up and you will need not only a belt but a new compressor and related components $$$$$$$.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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If the belt ONLY serves the A/C, consider yourself lucky. If the other belts are in good condition, and ALL shreds of old belt are removed, at least you can still drive while saving up for a compressor job.

I bought an SOB motorhome from a charity-donation place. On the way home, it started throwing belts left and right, necessitating a stop at a parts place for wrong-fitting belts and crude tools. Got back on the road only to have another belt shred and take out ALL of them. This was on the Conejo grade on the 101, very steep and no shoulder. I never saw a temp gage go up so fast.

Luckily, the water pump/alternator belt was wrapped on the fan, and I was able to get that installed. By now it is 9pm on a Saturday. There was no belt for the power steering pump, which also assists the hydroboost brakes. Therefore, I got to steer and stop this behemoth using my own muscle power! (To this day, I haven't put a belt on the compressor. What a &^%$# to work on! Well, the alternator is overcharging and the smog pump noisy now, so it will all be coming apart soon. 1984 Chevrolet P30 chassis.)

In air conditioning systems, the oil is circulated with the refrigerant. When a leak develops, some of the oil leaks out too. Even if not much oil leaks, with a low charge, the oil may pool in places away from the compressor and cause it to seize. That is why it is important to have the system serviced when it isn't cold enough. Determining the level of oil in a system is almost impossible in some cases, and it is easy to add too much, which causes different problems than not enough. Good luck!
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #4
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The AC set-up on the P-30 is a piece of junk, might as well remove this, too.
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:34 PM   #5
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The AC set-up on the P-30 is a piece of junk, might as well remove this, too.
I think a pulley for the water pump would be essential, unless you're talking about removing the v belt, and installing a serpentine belt in its place.
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