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post #1 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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squeky engine?

hey everyone, i went off roading yesterday and i was going through some water and it got on my distributor and my engine started to miss fire and the check engine light came on but then it was fine after it dried and the check engine light went off. but today i realize that there is something squeaking in my engine compartment. im pretty sure its my belt squeaking on one of the pullys. its wen you rev the jeep that you can hear it. maybe the belt is just shot or it will go away because i just got dirt on it. whats your opinion on what i should do?

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 01:24 PM
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Take off the belt; inspect it thoroughly; put belt back on, and torque properly.

If the problem is still present after you complete the aforementioned steps, seek further advice.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 01:28 PM
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its probably your tensioner. This has happened to me before, and i just let it squeak until it went away, which was about a month.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 03:13 PM
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Could be the alternator bearings, I had the same problem last winter after I got my jeep wet a few times and it started getting cold outside. I put in a new alternator and upgraded the belt from the cheapo factory serpentine belt to a Gator belt. I also lubed up the belt tensioner.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 03:26 PM
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Pressure wash then recheck.Anytime your out off roading through dirt,mud,water, sounds will arise.After it's thoroughly cleaned, then pinpoint the area of the squeak.If you have to... use a mechanic stethoscope, a wooden dowel, or a long screwdriver to your ear carefully!WD-40 is always good to disperse water. It's nice to pressure wash after having fun,and helps immensely.Have spray lubricants at hand and plenty of grease for lubing all zerk fittings and such.
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