. I'm a newbie and have been browsing this forum a lot these last days.
Last week, I started my Jeep TJ 1997 2.5L for the irst time in a month and was greeted by a deafening squeal.
I decided to wait a bit to see if the noise will go softer but it didn't. I tried pushing on the gas and moving the car.
Anyhow, the noise kep going and then the serpentine belt broke and there was a lot of smoke and burning smell.
I found on one of the threads on this forum that I should be able to turn all the pulleys by hand, which I tried but the alternator one wouldn't budge.
Can it be the problem?
I noticed also that my coolant box was completely empty but no trace of any on the floor !!
What should I do and test before changing any pieces?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.