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post #1 of 3 Old 03-25-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
Valdez85
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Serpentine belt keeps breaking!

I have a 1995 Grand Cherokee with about 178k miles. My serpentine belt broke on me while I was driving on Friday, I Replaced it a new belt on Saturday evening then it broke again on Sunday evening. I heard the "squealing" noise before it broke but I didn't think it would break because I had just replaced it. I saw smoke so I popped the hood and water or coolant was on the engine. I think it was coolant because the coolant cap had popped off for some odd reason. Can someone please tell me why this may be happening and what I can do to fix it? I THINK it's my water pump but I don't why that would cause my belt to break twice in such a short period of time. Please help me, I dont know much about fixing cars but you guys sound like u can help me

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-25-2012, 11:41 PM
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Hey, you're in the wrong forum. I'm sure you'll get more help in the forum for your jeep. This is wk2, 2011, 2012.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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You may have accidentally miss aligned it or a pulley could be out of alignment.

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