Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois, USA
Serpentine belt replacement
1999 Cherokee Classic.
I can not find the SEARCH THREAD function on this board, so excuse me if this is something that is discussed over and over.
We used to own a '94 Grand Cherokee, and I still have the Service Manual for it, knowing that some things would be the same.....some.
Daughter just bought a '99 Cherokee, to drive back to college (from Chicago to Phoenix)
I just replaced the serpentine belt, and since this rig is not equipped with an automatic tensioner, I did the best I could to tighten it properly. I have torque wrenches, but from reading the manual from the Grand Cherokee, I need a special belt tensioner tool to be able to check that the belt is tightened to 180 - 200 ft pounds.
I have called a few shops and they check it by feel. Since daughter has a 1800 mile road trip this weekend, I dont want to go by "feel".
Can I use a torque wrench, or is it truely a different tool?
If I can use my torque wrench, how to I do so? I would think that the (approx 15mm) adjuster bolt would break off long before I got to 180-200ft lbs.
Drew in Chicago