Been searching the threads, but can't find an answer....
The other night while driving, headlights and dash lights went REALLY dim. Like an idiot, my first thought was bad alternator. Took the battery out, checked all my connections (fine) then noticed the drive belt had slipped off.
I have a few questions:
1. The belt is in good shape, what would make the belt just slip off?
I moved the alternator in and slipped the belt back on, then tightened it up. When I started the jeep, the was a vibrating noise, so got out...took a look, and the pulley in front of the water pump was vibrating pretty bad. Turned it off, and noticed the fan is really loose and wobbly.
I have tried taking it off to take a look at it by taking off the nuts and bolts attaching it to the water pump, but can't get it off. I have a Haynes book, and seem to be doing it exactly as described, but nothing, so question #2 is:
2. Should the fan have any front to back play in it at all? I can push it front to back about an inch or so. When I have the drivebelt attached, the fan will not rotate freely with the engine off.
Kind of a long post, just trying to be descriptive as possible. ANY help would be appreciated.