Loud clanking noise, then serpentine belt came off.

Tiny
DILLSMOM
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  • 1994 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 201,327 MILES
Details: Put new ujoints & both front brakes & rotors. Drove 60 miles heard loud clanking noise under hood. Was trying figure out so was starting up in drive way and serpentine belt came off. Why & what do I do next? I'm a women so don't know much but can't afford to take it to get fix unemployed. Thank you. One more thing I just went out to get mileage & ck. The pulleys to see if turn freely one of them is wabbaly and some little ball bearing laying under jeep.
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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 AT 4:17 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Allrighty Then,

Seems you have found the problem!

I just do not know your rig real well,

You must be the one to identify the "Wobbly Pulley". Is it the one on the tensioner? Does the tensioner have sideways play (as it should not!) It should only move in tensioning direction. If it has sideways play, it may have caused the pulley to fail. (Now maybe 3 problems. Tensioner, Pulley, Belt). Only your end will, can verify the extent of problems.

Sending a pic of it may help us to! That is if it is not so crammed in there/ under there to see which one it is.

I totally understand the $$$ situation.I may can steer you toward less expensive "Man Power Resources", if you desire.

Are you mechanical, have mechanics basic tooling, or your neighbor is?

After I send this I will look for a belt diagram of yours, maybe you can Identify it that way!

Your belt may also be damaged, or maybe it's old and Deserves a new one, this would also be the time to do that.

Until you return w/ answers, I would guess DIY parts would be less than $75. You just need a "Laborer". When we Identify stuff, I can get you a closer price on the parts.

Mega Detailed Descriptions are liked!

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 AT 4:47 PM

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