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Unread 07-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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serpentine belt replacement?

what is the recommended mileage to replace serpentine belt in a 4cyc TJ?
my TJ is a 97 with about 138K on it. it's got small cracks on it across it. Not sure if its getting ready to fail on me or what but just wondering if it's a good idea to replace sooner, rather then later. i dont know if the original owner ever replaced it....would it be possible for it to last 138K?

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Unread 07-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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If it has cracks its time! Takes about 10 mins. to replace.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Replace it and toss the old one in your bag of spare parts
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Unread 07-27-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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Usually due to be replaced @ 80K.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #5
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Replace it and toss the old one in your bag of spare parts
This ^^

Just replaced the belt on my '97 4cyl last week. Picked up a goodyear gatorback as I'v liked the ones we have put on our trucks. Always quite and no chirping. So far so good with the jeep too
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Unread 07-28-2010, 01:28 AM   #6
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At 138k, it's more than likely been replaced once already. If it has cracks, it's time for a new one.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #7
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thanks for the info everyone...great advice :-)
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