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Does a Jeep Grand Cherokee have a serpentine belt?
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What does the idler pulley do?
The idler pulley is a common part that’s found on the majority of the vehicles on the road. Its primary function is to provide tension and guide the engine drive belt. These belts wrap around the various parts of the engine such as the power steering pump, alternator, water pump etc…
How tight should serpentine belt be on 1998 Jeep Cherokee?
if you are squealing from the bearings it is TO tight lol. but yes about 1/2″ of wiggle. and no matter how hard you push or pull the belt will only stretch so much lol so 1/2″ is pretty accurate.
How do you put a serpentine belt back on?
Using the serp belt placement tool, route the new belt around the belt path. Rotate the tensioner again while you load the belt around it. Wrap the new belt around the crankshaft pulley, then around the grooved pulleys. Finish the job by sliding the belt onto a rounded, non-grooved roller.
How much is a serpentine belt on a Jeep Grand Cherokee?
The average cost for a Jeep Grand Cherokee serpentine belt replacement is between $115 and $127. Labor costs are estimated between $45 and $57 while parts are priced at $70.
What are the symptoms of a failing idler pulley?
Signs and Symptoms of a Bad Idler Pulley
- Chattering, Squealing, or Chirping Sound.
- Corroded Surface.
- Excessively Loose Idler Pulley.
- A Bad Idler Pulley May Spin Excessively.
- Slow to No Spin or Binding.
Should you be able to turn the serpentine belt by hand?
The only pulleys you should be able to turn by hand when the serpentine belt is not in place are: the water pump, alternator, and power steering pump pulleys. The air conditioning compressor has a clutch on it that should spin freely as well but it will not be rotating the internals of the compressor.
How do you put on a belt?
Insert your belt through the left-side loops first. Take the end of your belt, and begin inserting it into your belt loops with the loop on the front left side of your pants. Thread the belt end through each loop, pulling the belt through as you go. Once you reach the last loop, buckle your belt.