Originally Posted by MilduraJeeper
Looking for someone to come and help me at Gwandalan 2259. Just cant seen to solve this issue. Tried mechanics but not getting anywhere and I"m getting to long in the tooth at 69, happy to pay to sort it out or if anyone knows a reliable Jeep mechanic in my area let me know. Contact Allan on 040026427 and leave a message if unanswered
spray straight water from a squeeze bottle straight at the idler pulleys,
then the belt, to isolate the problem.
any half-assed mechanic should be able to sort it out with a new CORRECT size belt $35 (there are a few different size depends on year), and or idler pulleys $70.
If that doesnt fix it, any decent mechanic should be able to say, well I think it is the power steering or A/C, water pump etc etc
you can run (but not drive) the engine with no belt to see if that gets rid of the squeel, there is a belt diagram on the radiator cross panel
search this forum or youtube for more details.
my mate is a very friendly and honest mechanic, who works at Gateshead, about 20min north of you, not a Jeep expert though.
another mate is an expert mechanic, well familiar with Jeeps, he is at Rutherford
You could ring Budgewoi Wreckers and get a recomendation
PM me if need be