Question about 2005 Jeep Liberty
You are correct in that a belt does not just dfecide to de-rail itself for no reason. For diagnostic purposes, I'd put the old belt back on after also checking side play in all the pulleys.
Wipe off the P/S fluid that came out (don't wash or you will likely cause a new problem) The P/s may be leaking or when the belt came off, steering the car without the belt can sometimes push fluid out the top.
With the old belt back on start it up and watch what is going on up there. Make sure all pulleys are running true and that you don't hear any unusual noises.(don't forget to take a good look at the pulley on the crankshaft) If everything looks good, then replace the belt with a new one. If not, whatever you see that isn't right needs to be fixed before doing that. In either case, once the belt comes off I would not use it anymore.
One important thing...If you had any service work done on anything driven by the belt recently, check the alignment of that part by sighting from the side and drawing an imaginary line. If that part is either too far towards the front or rear in regards to the other pulleys it will eventually throw the belt off.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 11, 2017 | Cars & Trucks
May 25, 2011 | 1996 Honda Accord
Apr 25, 2011 | 2000 Dodge Durango
Nov 04, 2010 | 1999 Saab 9-5
Sep 26, 2010 | 2006 Ford Fusion
May 20, 2010 | 1999 BMW 323 Series
Feb 28, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Cougar XR7
Mar 16, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture
134 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!