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I have a 1996 jeep grand Cherokee. It runs fine except for the squealing belt! Just replaced the water pump and the belt and it's now worse than it was before! Any ideas? I checked the auto tensioner and it seems fine.

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You have an out of alignment belt run across the pulleys of the engine, this causes the belt to make noise as it rubs on the edge. Many times this is causes by the crankshaft vibration damper coming part and the pulley walking outward.

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SOURCE: 1996 jeep grand cherokee limited v8

I might not have enough information but the squeal is most likely a worn bearing. Try to isolate it with a "mechanic's stethescope" to locate the source. A pin point shot of WD-40 at the whining bearing (NO NOT put it on good bearings should TEMPORARILY quiet it IF it is a bearing. DO NOT overspray, just at the center of the pulleys...the lubricant should get pulled into bearing to confirm that the pump (power steering would be my guess) needs replacing.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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This link will take you to a picture of the diagram. If the link doesn't work contact me and I can email you the picture directly.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: change a serpentine belt on 04 jeep grand cherokee laredo

Check this link & scroll down to your engine. Click on picture to expand.

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Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: the tensioner won't release on my jeep

The tensioner has a preload spring so there is no release to it just a healthy kick back. If no tesion is felt what so ever, replace to tensioner as well

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: can't release tension on serpentine belt

You might find tension is adjusted at your power steering pump for that engine & belt.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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