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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Guys PLEASE HELP! 2.7 overland.

Guys, I'm new here so sorry if this has all been covered I got a few problems! My jeep appears to be dying :'(

Firstly my steering.... Christ... It's so stiff!!! It's like my jeep is a tank with manual steering..... It's drivable but it's a mission to turn the wheel. It's had a new pump which made it better for few days now it's back to square one.

2nd my fans are just pumping out cold air??? Read online this could be blend doors???

Also had a fuel leak and the engine is just covered in diesel! Pipes have been replaced so hope that's sorted! Just feel like my jeep is dead!

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Unread 11-23-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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Hi,
Is your power steering fluid level OK and did you use a Jeep approved fluid?
Is your drive belt slipping ? maybe contaminated with diesel.

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Unread 11-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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This is possible, but if the belt was slipping would that make the steering insanely stiff?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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If the belt slips it won't turn the pulley to your pump.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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That's the technical for my noob brain lol.... So yes it would cause the stiff steering? Lol
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Unread 11-23-2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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Is your drive belt slipping ? maybe contaminated with diesel.

Jim
Good shout.....that's where my money would be.

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Unread 11-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #7
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Thanks guys! I shall buy a new drive belt tomorrow and give it a crack! Will report back! Do you all think the blowers could also be linked to this? I noticed on the belt disgram it has a "no a/c" route? So maybe the belt is routed wrong? Or is that just me with wishful thinking?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #8
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It is possible that your belt is routed wrong I've seen it before on other vehicles, causing no end of problems.

the heater is a different matter altogether, It could be

1, thermostat stuck open,
2, heater matrix blocked,
3, blend doors broken,
4, recirculation door broken

any or all of the above

What temperature does your gauge read when the engine is hot?

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Unread 11-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #9
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The AA has been out and the guy said they should all be linked... After I drove home from work the jeep was overheating and I noticed my drive belt hanging under my jeep along the road, so I'm now 1000000000% sure you guys are all right and it's my drive belt lol! Apparently one of the bearings have gone that the drive belt goes around. Anyone know what these are called and are the pricey??

Hopefully after I've got drive belt in morning and fitted it, she should be up and running again!
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Unread 11-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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There called idler pullys and tensioner pulleys
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #11
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Water pump in there as well.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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Make sure to clean up the fuel or it'll just happen again.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 06:11 AM   #13
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Thanks guys, no where open today to buy a drive belt! Sod's law!

Does anyone have a diagram of the pulleys? I've found pulleys but knowing which one it is that's faulty.... That's another question lol!

I know it has grooves in all the way around, not a smooth pulley. And it's at the top in the middle? Anyone know what pulley this is? And where I can get one?
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Unread 11-24-2013, 07:07 AM   #14
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Any motor factors should be able to get you one

I think there are 2 smooth pulleys and one ribbed one, you need the ribbed one. No2 on the diagram
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Unread 11-24-2013, 07:14 AM   #15
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Here's one on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JEEP-GRAND...item485c2b0b27

Last edited by PA55; 11-24-2013 at 07:19 AM.. Reason: changed link for a better one
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