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Old 03-03-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Belts torn up

Today was a cold morning and on my way to school my jeep stalled a few time along with my belt being torn all up and it never did it before any help is appreciated thanks
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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If the belt is torn up, check for excess play in the pulleys and belt tensioner.
Maybe there's a bad bushing that's making a pulley wobble... That makes the belt slip and track incorrectly.

Check to make sure that the belt was tensioned properly to begin with and that the tensioner/alternator (sorry, it's been almost 20 years since I had my YJ, I don't remember the belt tensioning method) is adjusted correctly.

Also, the belt could have failed due to wear/age.

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:21 PM   #3
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The belt is fairly new but I will check both of those other things
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:57 AM   #5
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Has to be either alignment, failed component or foreign object
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:12 PM   #6
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Failed alignment is very easy to do if you dont check each pulley the belt is running on.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:33 PM   #7
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Check the grooves in the pulleys for pieces of the old belt. My Cherokee (4.0) ate a belt then would not keep tension. The crank pulley and the a/c compressor pulleys both had rubber built up on them. Once I scraped them clean all was good. It did not look real bad but it was enough to cause issues.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:45 AM   #8
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Failed alignment is very easy to do if you dont check each pulley the belt is running on.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:11 AM   #9
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I think the alternator is shifted back a tiny bit, the belt is basic in half and now it's fine, must have happened when I did the motor swap

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