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Old 12-06-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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Tension pulley and radiator help!

I was driving down the road and my power string went out, then my check gauges came on, but the Jeep kept running. Pulled into a parking lot and saw my belt had slack, a lot of slack. Felt around and discovered that my tensioner pulley was gone... On top of that my radiator started leaking in the parking spot. Does anyone know where i can get the hardware for the pulley and how to trouble shoot the leak on the radiator? It's a very slow leak, but it is present.

Extra info, new power steering pump, new idler pulley. Is a 97 tj, i6. No mods, just bumpers.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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How old is the radiator, if its pretty good, might be easier to just replace it then try and stop a leak..

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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I'm not sure how old it is, it looks to be fairly new. (got the Jeep about 8 months ago) it looks newer than my old trucks which was 2 years old. It's very clean and very little debris in the front
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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Where was the radiator leaking from? Without a fan belt you might have just overheated.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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You can buy the whole tensioner assymbly with the pulley at napa or about any good parts store. Easy to replace and that eleminates all the problem areas. DO NOT just put on a new pulley.
I would bet it got a little too hot and blew some pressure out the cap/radiator. Fix the belt, run it and double check radiator leak.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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While your at it replace the belt idler pulley and save yourself a future problem, obviuosly a new belt no matter how old or what it looks like.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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I forgot to reply to this help. I appreciate it! I got the pulley replaced turns out it was missing the middle ring when I installed it. New pulley is working like a charm! Only issue now is a small radiator leak. Doing a flush tomorrow, so hopefully I'll find it!

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