Jeep Wrangler Forum banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of JUNE's Ride of the Month Challenge!

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was wondering if anyone could help with this I have a 12/99' Wrangler TJ and I'm trying to put on a new serpentine belt. Any diagram I can find on the route is always wrong because the Idler pulley sits down too close to the alternator and causes it to rub.



7e27317.gif

I've managed to find bits of information that it may be something to do with the fact that it's an export right hand drive (I'm from Australia).

If anyone has a diagram or any ideas on how this should be routed that would be really handy. Below is a picture of mine.

IMG_0225.jpg

Thanks
 

·
Commercial Member
Joined
·
5,792 Posts
I don't have PP at my disposal right now but the belt needs to:

1: From the A/C compressor go down and around the alternator
2: From the alternator up and over the idler pulley you have pictured
3: From the idler pulley down and around the crank
4: The second end coming from the A/C compressor will go down and under the water pump pulley.

I can't see the rest of your setup but I am guessing

5: It will go from the water pump up and around the power steering pump
6: The behind the idler near the power steering just like it is in the diagram above
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,109 Posts
The schematic you show is what is in the US FSM. You may need to go to a local dealer to see if they can make a copy of the schematic from their manual.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks everyone, that's exactly how I tried it but it's just too tight I can't even seem to fit the old belt on doing it like this, there has to be something I'm missing, I just can't seem to find it. It's probably only 10-20mm off what I need might just have to go for a slightly bigger belt - still doesn't make sense though because the new belt is exactly the same as the old.

EDIT

By the way tensioner idl pulley has been fully loosened as well
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,911 Posts
That's odd. I thought for sure this pic was it.



I usually put the belt around all the other pulleys except for the idler closest to the tensioner and then slide it over the idlers since it's smooth.
 

·
Mostly old school..!
Joined
·
12,149 Posts
EDIT

By the way tensioner idl pulley has been fully loosened as well
Not to belabor this, just checking....Did you loosen the bolt on the front of the tensioner pulley so it could slide, or just loosen the tensioning bolt?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,651 Posts
I added an a/c compressor to my 99 (2.5L), and bought a belt for 99 w/ac ...too short, ended up needing a 4.0L belt, its about an inch longer.
 

·
Commercial Member
Joined
·
5,792 Posts
I added an a/c compressor to my 99 (2.5L), and bought a belt for 99 w/ac ...too short, ended up needing a 4.0L belt, its about an inch longer.
he can't even get the old belt back on. It's a routing issue not a belt length issue.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,651 Posts
Looking at the motor. You are going smooth side that comes off the left side of the new idler, down under and up off of the alt going straight up to go over the top and head right over the a/c?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,651 Posts
From the FSM...are you doing the hard turn from the crank to the water pump
 

Attachments

·
Commercial Member
Joined
·
5,792 Posts
From the FSM...are you doing the hard turn from the crank to the water pump
the problem is that his jeep is not a standard (left hand drive) U.S. Jeep. His is a right hand drive jeep and the U.S. FSM does not work for his belt routing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Okay so turns out old one will go on again with that routing everyone is describing so from AC to ALT over IDL under Crank etc. just needed a little bit of encouragement but the new one is about 10-20mil too small back to the shop I go haha, thanks for all the help everyone really good forum here.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top