'98 Cherokee Serp Belt Help - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Technical Forum > '98 Cherokee Serp Belt Help

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineANOTHER Rockridge4wd Creation!! Spare Tire Carrier Delete ROCKRIDGE4WD Introduces a NEW Jeep Wrangler JK *led* tail

Reply
Unread 06-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
naiou12day
Registered User
1998 FSJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1
'98 Cherokee Serp Belt Help

Hey gang-
I have a '98 4.0l L6 Cherokee that is having AC issues. Bought a new Serp belt from Advance Auto yesterday that is "Supposed" to be able to completely circumvent routing around the AC compressor, but I am unsure what the Routing diagram would look like. If anyone has done this, or has a diagram for "Skipping" the A/C alltogether, I would appreciate it!

naiou12day is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
kadetklapp
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,305
I'm looking around on the net for a diagram for you, but just to be sure, there should be a diagram under the hood. It will show a dotted line for "No AC" on the diagram. If it's not there report back.

**Edit, here you go**
__________________
**1997 Jeep Cherokee SE**
Former Police Car

2008 "Jeep" Patriot <-----Crap.
kadetklapp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2011, 08:40 AM   #3
AZ Jeff
Web Wheeler
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Tan Valley Arizona, AZ
Posts: 7,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by naiou12day View Post
Hey gang-
I have a '98 4.0l L6 Cherokee that is having AC issues. Bought a new Serp belt from Advance Auto yesterday that is "Supposed" to be able to completely circumvent routing around the AC compressor, but I am unsure what the Routing diagram would look like. If anyone has done this, or has a diagram for "Skipping" the A/C alltogether, I would appreciate it!
There is NO SUCH THING as a "shorter" or "different" belt for a non-AC version of the 4.0 engine.

On engines without AC from the factory, and idler pulley was installed in place of the compressor, allowing the same belt to be used.

Despite what some may think or say, there is NO WAY to "reroute" the belt on the 4.0 to bypass the compressor and still have all pullies turning the correct direction.
__________________
AZ-Jeff
1992 XJ -- stock (RIP)
2000 XJ -- lots of basic mods. Sold to fellow forum member. I miss it.
2014 JK -- the project is just starting!
AZ Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2011, 08:49 AM   #4
kadetklapp
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,305
So in the diagram above, is that showing the replacement pulley?
__________________
**1997 Jeep Cherokee SE**
Former Police Car

2008 "Jeep" Patriot <-----Crap.
kadetklapp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
danw77
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by kadetklapp View Post
So in the diagram above, is that showing the replacement pulley?
the diagram you posted is for a yj, not an xj.

here is the correct diagram. as mentioned, if there is no a/c, the compressor is replaced with a pulley and the belt routing remains the same. there is no way to use a shorter belt and bypass the a/c. if you want to remove the compressor, NAPA sells the bypass pulley: https://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/C...323731841&An=0

__________________
1999 XJ - Lifted, Leather - SOLD :(
1983 CJ7 - Owned since HS, in storage
danw77 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
help needed , serpentine belt

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.