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Old 02-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Serpantine Belt?

I lose my belt anytime it gets wet. Any ideas on how to stop it from doing that. I go from normal driving to it handling like a tank... I have a 94 with the 2.5 4cyl. It also doesn't have the A/C anymore. But any ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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Put on a new belt and and check adjustment tension.

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Have done that 4 times. And it still slips off when it gets wet. Maybe new pulleys?
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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Are you sure the pulley's are lined up straight...including the tensioner?
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Did you get a new belt after removing the ac? It needs to be shorter.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #6
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Nvm, you said new belt. If I'm not mistaken there are two idler pulleys when you have ac, and only one without. Do you still have both?
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
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Unless someone took it off or it blew away, there should be a diagram stuck on the radiator support or somewhere under the hood that shows both with and w/o AC...If you took off the AC you may have the wrong setup like rebelbulldawg says
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It was with out A/C when I bought it and I made sure to get the shorter belt the times I have had to replace the belt. As for alignment of the pulleys, unless the shop that did my head gasket screwed up the alignment, it should be good. I may have to take it and get it looked at as much as I don't wanna do that.
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Where is the idler on the engine? A pic would be great
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #10
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alignment

When you say wet, I am presuming that you mean just by rain and not submerging.

1st thing is check the alignment of the belt. You can do this by eyeballing along the belt and make sure that it is running absolutely straight.

2nd thing is to have it idling and watch the belt travel. It should be absolutely smooth. If it has any wobble, or jump, see where.

3rd, take off the belt and check all of the pulleys to make sure none of them have any issues. They may have wedged one of them and got it off camber when they did the head. Make sure that all of the pulleys have the same number of grooves.

4th. check the idler pulley to make sure that the bearing is good.

5th. take off belt and install a new Jeep in it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:55 PM   #11
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lol @ #5

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