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Unread 03-27-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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Serpentine belt size

I have a 1994 grand cherokee limited with the inline 6. I have now gotten 3 belts for it. None of which has fit. 2 of them for my a/c and one without. Went to advance and napa. Double checked the routing as well. Did not save the one that came off. Anyone else had this issue and what did you do.Thanks for any help. Need to get back on the road. This is about to make me crazy. Massive headache about it as we speak.

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Unread 03-27-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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What do you mean don't fit? Too small, too big? If you've tried more than one, it's not the belts' fault.
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Unread 03-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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According to Goodyear, the belt for a ZJ w/o A/C is 71" long and 6 ribs wide. For those equipped with A/C it is 97" long and 6 ribs wide.


Remember, this is overall belt length, not circumferance.


http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...e=1063&PTSet=A
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Unread 03-27-2008, 10:15 PM   #4
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The 2 belts from both napa and advance auto were too long.So we tried one for the jeep with no a/c and that one was too short. I guess I will try going to the jeep dealer and get or order one.
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you can take a long piece of string or something of the sort and wrap it around the pullies in order and then measure the length, make sure to be precise.
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The 2 belts from both napa and advance auto were too long.So we tried one for the jeep with no a/c and that one was too short. I guess I will try going to the jeep dealer and get or order one.
Did you move the PS pump in/out to adjust the belt tension?
This would be a strange situation as they probably have sold millions of these belts for the 4.0.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 05:26 AM   #7
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According to Goodyear, the belt for a ZJ w/o A/C is 71" long and 6 ribs wide. For those equipped with A/C it is 97" long and 6 ribs wide.


Remember, this is overall belt length, not circumferance.
Length becomes circumference when you put the ends together
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Unread 03-28-2008, 12:28 PM   #8
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How much longer/shorter was it?

As stated the power steering pump will adjust to tighten the belt. No auto tensioner here..

The old one I removed was an inch or so longer then the new one i bought because i took it back to make sure it was the correct one..

Hard to believe 2 different stores gave you the wrong belt..
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Length becomes circumference when you put the ends together
Sorry, I meant to say diameter, not circumferance
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you can buy belts any length you want... If you think the belt is a couple of inches too long , just ask for a shorter belt...
anything could be the reason for the original belt not fitting.. A smaller pulley could be installed on one of your accessories..

Plus the belt could be in the wrong package also..
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How do you move the power steering pump.Specifically what part or is it a bracket. Sorry trying to learn and no auto tensioner. Trying not to break anything.
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