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Unread 01-28-2005, 03:47 PM   #1
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1995 Jeep Cherokee belt noise Help

I am selling my 1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport and go figure 2 days ago i develope this bearing slash belt boise. So I went to the jeep dealer and they aked how tight is the belt, I said i can push it down at least a half inch. They told me to tighten it, it should be snug. ( I was there going to pick up a idler pully which i thought was the problem) I come home and tighten the belt now it is lowder than before. So I loosen the belt and pull off the idler and clean it and it also spins freely. I put it all back and now my jeep is louder than before. I have a guy coming to look at this jeep on Sunday i need to fix this Please help. One thing when I press on the gas to 2000 rpms the noise really gets quiet. Is it the water pump, alternator, ac..... Please help The noise seems louder underneath.

I am going to change the belt in the morning!

Changed the belt this mornig and the Idler pulley Walla! Fixed.
Advanced auto Idler pully 18 dollars.
Thanks for everyones help, now if I can get the 99 cherokee high speed noise to stop I'll be a good as gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Unread 01-28-2005, 04:06 PM   #2
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my 1990 has just started doing this all the time,

Squeals like a banshee when idling, with a wierd chirping sound going on too
when I rev up , it goes quiet.

before it got to this point, it seemed only to squeak for a short time when first started up on cold mornings, on hot days, it didn't.

I've been thinking it's an idler pully too, but maybe the water pump? I don't think it's the PS pump, but who knows, so if I'm going in there to fix the those two issues, I might as well swap out to a new radiator and open system with an electric fan. And if I'm going to have it up on stands, then I might as well grab that 242 and D44 from the junk yard. (now I'll need new springs and shocks for the lift) So before I even start, the jobs getting to big for me to do in a 1/2 hour. and I don't have all the parts, :-( nor a plan for splaining how a squeaking engine costs so much for fixing, and has to be in the garage for so long.

Let me know how you fix it. incase I just take the short route.
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Unread 01-28-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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noise

My 95 yj is doing the same thing. Post #2 discribed my symptoms exactly. I tightened my belt ...no help. Anyone kwow where the crazy noise is coming from?
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Unread 01-28-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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My belt was squeeking really bad also. Come to find out it was the water pump going bad along with the belt needing to be replaced. Got it all done for around $150.00
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Unread 01-28-2005, 06:20 PM   #5
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A little spray of belt conditioner helped my squeeky belt, but it wasn't a major problem in the first place.
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Unread 01-28-2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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sounds like the water pump to me
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Unread 01-29-2005, 03:21 PM   #7
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I'd say try belt conditioner or a new belt, those are the cheapest places to start.
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Unread 02-03-2005, 08:37 AM   #8
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My '99 Cherokee with 109,000 on it is making that "chirping" noise when cold. Noise goes away after about 5 miles of driving (warmed up). Did you resolve this problem with your rig ? Please help !

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Unread 02-03-2005, 07:47 PM   #9
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chirping noise

I solved the problem by changing the idler pully and I put a new belt on. When you have the idler off the truck stick your finger in it and give it a spin if it makes any noise at all it needs to be replaced.
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