I just changed my fan belt on my 1.8 tdci focus as it was screaming its head off. Only been about 4 months since i changed the last one. Tensioner seems still good and all pulleys are free.
But since changing the belt today, im left with a dry or worn bearing noise from the air con pump. Is it possible to just remove the hole pump and fit a fan belt from the same model car that has no air con? Not sure if the non air con model has the other pulleys in the exact same location or not.
I don't use my air con anyway as when i used to use it the evaporator used to leak water into the car, and its a dash out job to fix that.
Has anyone removed an air con pump and been able to grease the shaft to the pulley to fix this problem?