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post #1 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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'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!

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 07:28 AM
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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**

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 07:40 AM
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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.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 07:49 AM
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So in the diagram above, is that showing the replacement pulley?

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 08:29 AM
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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


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