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Belt idler pulley issue

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by Kyle1991, May 13, 2019.

  1. May 13, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Kyle1991

    Kyle1991 [OP] New Member

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    I have a 2001 tj to make a long story short the 0331 head cracked and I dropped in a 650 head out of a 1999 the issue is the 650 doesn't have the bolt hole for the idler pulley is there a way to reroute the belt or a aftermarket bracket the would resolve this
     
  2. May 14, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    TJ_abuser

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    How did the head crack? Did you get it hot?
     
  3. Jul 9, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    hawkthalegend

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    Kyle1991- I have the same issue. Did you ever find a bracket or a different routing for the belt. What did you end up doing?
     
  4. Jul 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    If there is solid iron in the location where you need a threaded hole, you could put your own hole in. If you are concerned about the thread depth, it just needs to be the depth of the diameter of the thread. Starting with a standard tap then finish with a bottoming tap should keep the hole to a minimum depth. I would suggest researching this out though.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2019 at 3:18 PM
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    was looking for any other way without having to remove the head again.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    Keep trying to figure something out and maybe you will come up with something. I am sure there are a number of guys that had the same issue.
     
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