1997 JEEP TJ I AM IN NEED OF A SCHEMATIC FOR THE SERPENTINE

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  • convict27
  • 1997 Jeep TJ

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?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 9:04 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Hi convict27,Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation.

W/AC


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_s_10.jpg



W/O AC


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_s1_57.jpg

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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 9:17 AM
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  • convict27
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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.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/555089_jeep_003a_1.jpg

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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 9:25 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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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.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_SerpentineBelt97WranglerFig04_1.jpg



Hope this helps.

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 9:10 AM

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