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    Just got a new serpentine belt put on my XJ. The past couple days it has been squeeling like a son of a bitch on start up. Is this normal with a new belt in combination probably with the cold? I looked at it and it doesnt seem to be overly tight or anything out of the ordinary.
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    Sounds too tight. May try loosening it up just to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalkenny View Post
    Sounds too tight. May try loosening it up just to see.
    Never actually messed with belts. How exactly do you adjust the tension?
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    hmm....what'd I say sucka? I'll be in Newark tomorrow in the very early AM if you want me to stop by. If not, we can link up on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalkenny View Post
    Sounds too tight. May try loosening it up just to see.
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    Squealing is not normal. I don't know about it being too tight though. could be a bad pulley that showed up with the new belt and a little more tension then the old belt.
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    you have to loosen the idler a little bit on the drivers side by your p/s pump them there is a bolt behind you ps pump that is your tensioner. wierd i know and dont like it but everything about a jeep.

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    Adjust your idler pulley so the belt can barely be deflected maybe a half-inch by pushing hard with your thumb on the belt in the middle of its longest unsupported length.
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    He just brought it back to the shop that put it on and made them fix it. Haha

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    shop said they would take care of it for free so i took in today. everything is good to go now. Thanks for the input everyone.
    -Shane

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