Originally Posted by PTee
Okay, that sounds pretty straight forward. Thanks for the info, much appreciated. 2010 WK North Edition 5.7 Hemi, QT2, loaded Black WK #102
sooooo...not so straight forward.
turns out when i got under there to look the AC compressor was torqued up, pulled by the belt then ripped off
It appears that the rear or the 3 bolts was never there!!! I'm only 5000 km into owning this Jeep so I don't know the history. Anyway, with the 2 front bolts in, they run in parallel with the belt, and without the rear, it was always being pulled up, With time what appears to have happened, a bolt broke off, the torque of the belt ripped it forward bending and snapping the second bolt!!!
I was able to get the bent piece of bolt out and luckily just enough of the broken piece was there to get my fingers then pliers on and unsrew the broken bit which was inside the AC threads. But not the second!!!
Trip down to Lordco and they dont have those bolts in that length? Dealership service dept. is closed Sundays (I guess people like bringing in their cars on weekdays instead) stupid. Need the truck tomorrow, I can't tote the kid and baby around to and from school in a cab. So I get 3 feet of ready rod, and hacksaw some bolts to fit with washers and nuts for the ends.
So I got the "bolts" in, just 2, front and back, new serpentine belt on, marked the nuts so I can see if they get loose or anything. These 2 bolts are in a better position to hold it in place then having just the front 2.
Any suggestions on just keeping an eye on its stability.
Or should I try and drill the piece of shrapnel out somehow. There isn't a lot of room or sightline.
2010 WK North Edition. QT2, loaded with Hemi Black WK # 102