Engine Cooling problem
1997 Jeep TJ 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual
I have a RHD Export 1997 Jeep Wrangler sport. I had to replace my water pump and forgot to note the routing of the serpentine belt. It is different than the routing for a LHD due to the location of the accesories and the Idler pulley near the alternator. Can you help me find the proper routing?
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July, 27, 2010 AT 9:25 AM
That diagram will not work with the Export setup. The Idler pulley next to the alternator is closer and the alternator is mounted higher than on a Left Hand Drive TJ. So when it is routed that way, the belt rubs on itself near the idler pulley. I need a specific setup for an exported Right Hand Drive Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997 sport. This is a picture of how I have it routed right now, but I need to make sure it is correct.
August, 10, 2010 AT 9:10 AM
If you are able to install the serpentine belt with the correct belt tension, then the routing should be correct.
Serpentine belts are unique in a sense that if the routing is wrong, you would not be able to get the belt tension correct.
From the picture I would say the routing is similar to the Cherokee setup.