serpetine belt help!!!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-27-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 63
Exclamation serpetine belt help!!!!

okay guys, i got a 97 tj 2.5L. bought a new belt and now i cant get my new one to tighten down...so help me guys!! is my adjustable pulley supposed to be pulled all the way up or down? do i just keep tightening the bolt behind the pulley till its tight? any advise would be appreciated!!!

logangrin is offline   Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
UFOtestpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,893
Did you make sure the new one and the old one are the same exact size? Did you maybe grab one for an AC rig by mistake?

__________________
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
UFOtestpilot is offline   Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 63
i have ac in mine
logangrin is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
UFOtestpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,893
As long as you have it in right it shouldn't be that far from where it was before. Just tighten it up to tension. You have it routed the same yes?
__________________
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
UFOtestpilot is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 12:54 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 63
yes, its the exact same length and everything, its just loose. so does that mean i just need to keep tightening?
logangrin is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
wwch99tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Felton Delaware
Posts: 5,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by logangrin View Post
yes, its the exact same length and everything, its just loose. so does that mean i just need to keep tightening?
Yes make sure its routed correctly and keep tightening
wwch99tj is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
UFOtestpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,893
http://stu-offroad.com/engine/belt/belt-1.htm

By your question regarding up or down I'm thinking maybe you removed the tensioner pulley all the way and forgot how it was? Anyhow, here's the possible variations for the stock setups. As stated above as long as its routed correctly you will just keep cranking it until you get proper tension. I would only worry if you can't adjust it to tension, then something would clearly be wrong.
__________________
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
UFOtestpilot is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 63
i got it guys! im 17 and its my first vehicle lol so im new to doing this stuff, but i just didnt run it right ...no diagram anywhere to show me
logangrin is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
UFOtestpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,893
Cool. That site I linked above has a ton of good info for different maintenance processes on these rigs. Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Wrenching on your own will be a very rewarding venture, keep it up.
__________________
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
UFOtestpilot is offline   Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
wwch99tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Felton Delaware
Posts: 5,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by logangrin View Post
i got it guys! im 17 and its my first vehicle lol so im new to doing this stuff, but i just didnt run it right ...no diagram anywhere to show me
Lol I almost posted the diagram also... I'm glad you got it on

wwch99tj is offline   Quote
Reply

Tags
adjustable pulley , belt , help advise , serpentine belt too loose

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC