Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 112000 miles
My son used to like to off road. I know he went through high water( about three years ago). Right after he'd done that there began to be a belt type of squeal happening when the AC was on. (He described it as the engine "screaming like a woman!) Then it started squealing whenever it started, but the squealing would stop after a few minutes when it was warmed up. I hadn't started it for about two months and when I did, it started and squealed as "usual", but the squealing didn't stop this time, and smoke started coming from under the hood. When I looked, one of the belts was smoking. In front, behind the radiator, but in front of the block, there are three belt driven parts, the one in the middle is not turning, causing the belt to heat up. Anybody know what's going on?
I am obviously not a mechanic.
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 8:33 AM