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Ruined Fan/stalling issue

Hey guys, I kind of caused this problem myself, wondering if theres an easy fix as I dont want to sink any money into this vehicle. While Boosting the battery I can't seem to get the jeep to turn over unless I ground my neg. cable to the fan. After it starts up the belt sqeaks noisily for a minute and usually subsides, But the last time I tried this method the squeaking never subsided and the belt actually started to smoke afterwhich the jeep stalls out. I'm not sure if I ruined something while doing this and I dont want to run it again until I get some feedback. Maybe I could just lube the fans gears? and where is a better place to ground my booster cable?

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Sounds like your fan clutch has frozen up. You will need to loosen the belt. Do this by using a 13mm wrench to loosen 2 bolts on the back of the power steering (p/s) pump, one on the front top of the p/s, and one on the bottom front. The belt adjuster is located on the bottom right of the p/s pump. It will be a very long screw (6-7") Turn this until the belt loosens up.

When the belt is very loose, you can see if everything turns ( fan pulley, a/c pulley, idler pulley, p/s pulley) See which one is seized and is causing your belt to smoke. When you find the problem, you can hop down the the junkyard and pick up a part for cheap!

You can ground your booster cable to the ignition coil mounting bolts, engine ground (located on the center of the firewall), or on the battery (but I hear that is dangerous if a spark ignites any hydrogen coming out of the vent). Just pick any bolt that isn't near moving parts and isn't connected to the fuel system (stay away from the fuel rail area).

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