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Unread 01-03-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Belt squeals when start, then goes away???

Every time I start my cherokee the belt squeals for about a minute then goes away. Could it be the bearings in one of the pullys or a bad belt?

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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Tighten the belt.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Replace the belt and while it is off inspect the pulley for foreign matter oil, grit, rust etc. If is a serpentine check the idlers for bad bearings. If it is a V belt same procedure.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 07:12 PM   #4
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XJ should be a manual tensioner IIRC, thus my tighten the belt comment....

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2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622
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