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Unread 01-22-2014, 07:31 PM   #46
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Ok I will try that first, thanks
Before you get too carried away with anything, buy a battery terminal brush and clean the crap out of the terminals and posts. If they aren't shiny, keep at it until they are. I've seen many rigs with battery issues that had heavily corroded terminals in the contact area that prevented good charging, jumpstarting, and good starting in general.

Do that first.

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Unread 01-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #47
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They are clean. I jump started it today and nothing. I also attached the dmm while trying to start it and there was no voltage drop. I'm going to remove the starter tonight in this blizzard and get a new one from autozone tomorrow.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 08:14 PM   #48
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The tensioner pulley has two points of tightness you need to address. One is the long screw that moves it up and down in the slot and you should not turn that until you loosen the bolt in the front of the pulley. Once you make the adjustment, then you tighten that bolt back up to keep the pulley from wobbling and also to lock it in place in the slot.

If you are unsure it is a good part, add one of those to the list of things you need.

Also, be cautious of your belt tension. With that style of adjuster, you can easily get the belt too tight which will take out the new pump, idler, water pump, or anything with a bearing in it that it turned by the crank pulley.
I've found a good way to test tightness without a gauge. Find the part of the belt with the longest distance in between pulleys. Then you twist the belt if it twists a quarter of the way around it is good to go if it doesn't twist a quarter of the way around loosen it. My bet is that the belt was to tight in result it strained the p/s pully to the point of failure. Not saying its what happened just its a very likely hypothesis anyways hope you get it fixed
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Unread 01-22-2014, 08:16 PM   #49
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That radiator is practically new....
Hopefully its covered under warranty try it and find out q little lie won't hurt nobody
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Unread 01-22-2014, 08:18 PM   #50
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I have the belt on and from the stretch from the power steering pump to the alt, I can turn the belt a little over 90 degrees, sound about right for tightness?

I'm going to flush the power steering fluid now and then attempt at starting it
That's how mine is on my zj its been fine for a couple thousand miles. Don't See a need to buy a gauge when I'd hardly ever use it
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Unread 01-22-2014, 08:24 PM   #51
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I agree with the belt tightness, it may have caused it. I had it on fairly tight beforehand.
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