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Jeep cherokee country tensioner pulley noise

My tensioner pulley squeaks loundly when I turn the AC on and give the engine gas. I just replaced the serpentine belt and installed a brand new Gatorback belt when it started.

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May be a weak tensioner that needs replacing. Make sure you clean pulleys well with brake cleaner or similar as well. I have had one with similar problem, that Gator back belt was causing it. I'm not 100% convinced that a notched belt will get as good a grip as a complete rib all the way around the belt. Just doesn't add up to me. If you compare that to tire grip, then you'd be telling me that snow tires would work better on the Nascar circuit?

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Jeep squeels. no turn of the serpentine belt in my 2001 jeep cherokee sport.

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