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Gottagetthrough posted 10/10/2013 16:31 PM

ok, I posted earlier that my car sorta locked up... wh looked and says its the serpentine engine belt is broken.

how much does that cost to fix

wifehad5 posted 10/10/2013 16:36 PM

Not much

The belt should be under $30, and then it just takes a few minutes to install it.

The thing to consider is that the belts often break because something froze up. A tensioner could have gone bad, or the alternator, or the power steering pump. All things to check

h0peless posted 10/10/2013 17:11 PM

They also break because they get old. It's awesome that it was just the belt. The last time I replaced the serpentine belt in my vehicle, the belt cost $35. If your Jeep has the 4.0l i6, you should replace the pulley at the same time. I think that was about $30 more. If you have the 4.7l V8, you need to replace the tensioner. I don't know how much that would be but it would probably be more expensive than the pulley on the 4.0.

Labor should be minimal. It's an easy fix. :)

Lucky2HaveMe posted 10/11/2013 06:25 AM

UGH! Hopefully your H can fix it. Cost me $150 to have it done... which I had to pay for as it was in for inspection and wouldn't pass without it. They even gave me the bad belt to *prove* that it really needed to be replaced!

Ours had a stone stuck in it or something and wore one of the ridges off it...

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