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Old 08-03-2000, 10:58 PM
Benzmac Benzmac is offline
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The pan was fitted to protect the single belt drive system. This system has a sensor for the a/c compressor that will shut it down if it slips...like driving in the rain with no pan. Also, if you are in gravel and got some in the belt, you only have one belt, not 5 like the older cars.

These are the reasons for the pans.

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