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Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by LucerneWolfe92, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    LucerneWolfe92

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    My 1997 Jeep Wrangler just sat for a year. When I got to turning it on and it began screaming. Bearing going out, it sounded. So I pulled the obvious; a seized alternator pulley and replaced it. Still screaming. I pulled my AC compressor pulley and put in a bypass but it's still screaming. Except now I have a Check Gauges light and it appears it's not getting to temp.. I stopped it yesterday along the road to see if I wanted to continue and it refused to start back up. The screaming is light at first but gets louder as I lead into the gas. Any help, please? I've tried YouTube remedies on the 4.0 but nothing is working..
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    removing the year in county lead in might be a good start.

    What type of jeep? year, model etc...
    Of course check engine oil - gotta ask.
    The not getting temp - check coolant,
    When check gauge warning come on did you see - coolant temp or oil pressure gauge reading?

    Remove serpentine belt this will remove all accessories from troubleshoot.
    when key is moved to start -
    1) engine cranks wont start?
    2) just clicks are heard - no crank?
    3) water pump pulley will spin?
     
  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    Did you replace the serpentine belt?
    After sitting it has likely weathered and you may be hearing the belt slipping.
    As Awrech said/asked, did you notice any gauge not reading correctly when the check gauges light came on?
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    I'm not sure if it wasn't reading correctly, or not at all. My coolant temp wasn't going up so I figured I'd sit it back at the house until something was figured out. I'm thinking it's something as simple as a new belt; I'd noticed the underside of it where the ridges are has been stripped? Sort of. With a lack of better words.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    Welcome @LucerneWolfe92 ...seems you got several good leads to resolve your issues which involves a few separate systems. Removing the serpentine belt could help isolate the squealing as a/c clutch or bearings can squeal loudly. Make sure the battery is fully charged to remove one variable for the no-start. Any check engine lights get the codes read. ETC
     
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    Could be dried out bearing on the water pump especially if the seal was leaking slightly when it was parked.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    On another vehicle there is a whining noise from probably the water pump bearings but no drip :fingerscrossed: at this time but ymmv
     
  8. Mar 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    There fixed it for ya.
     
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  9. Mar 20, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Speaking of screaming my 52 inch light bar whistles terribad on the highway. Has anyone engineered a fix for this?
     
  10. Mar 20, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    Someone markets a product that attaches to the back of the the lightbar to deflect or change how the airflows through the lightbar. Check the reviews on Amazon for more info.
     
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  11. Mar 20, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    That's cool but damn 140 bucks suddenly I cant hear that whistle....
     
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    Has anyone done their own SYE kit on the 231? And if ya have do you want to come hold my hand while I do mine lol..... I got beer and other refreshments lol
     
  14. Mar 20, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    That's on my list of things to do as well, after I get around to adding another inch or two to the rear suspension.
     
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