2007 Jeep Compass

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

Periodic drive belt tensioning is not necessary, because an automatic spring-loaded tensioner is used with these belts to maintain proper adjustment at all times.

Belt Routings



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009



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Fig. Accessory Drive Belt Routing-2.0L and 2.4L engines

Inspection



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Using a wrench, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise until the belt can be removed from the pulleys.
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  5. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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To install

  1. Install the accessory drive belt around all of the pulleys except for the alternator.
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  3. Using a wrench, rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise until the belt can be installed over the alternator pulley.
  4.  
  5. Release the spring tensioner onto the accessory drive belt.

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    Fig. Accessory Drive Belt Routing-2.0L and 2.4L engines

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