How to Change Your Serpentine Belt, Jeep 4.7L

A quick tutorial on how to change your belt on a 2005-2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7L V8 engine. The only tool needed is a 15mm wrench. Warning: I am not a professional and not held liable on any damages to any vehicle that you work on or have someone work on. This is only for demonstration purposes on how I have done work on my own vehicle and may have left out some critical information. Please refer to your dealer before performing any maintenance or work on your own.
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25 Responses to “How to Change Your Serpentine Belt, Jeep 4.7L”

  1. Thank you sir!! My jeep exactly like yours overheated tonight. It’s prob my serpentine belt now I know how to do it!! Thank you bud!!

  2. Thanks for making videos partner. Help me work on my Commander.

  3. I’m doing it on a 96 Dakota…but I have watched a bunch and they are all the same…except for your video…your video is different. As the other videos show you how to put it on and that’s it you show the wear and tare on the belt to show us what to look for. I like at the end you say “don’t ever pay someone to do this its literally a 3 min job. That’s very admorable….someone trying to do a bunch of strangers a favor by saving money. 5 stars and Sub’d and Shared. Thanks for the video.

  4. Lol then I read the info on the video, it says “I may have left out some critical information” and have your dealer do your repairs. That explains who really put your belt back on. What have been a good video if it was on how to operate a belt tensioner and not how to replace a serpentine belt

  5. WTF!! PLEASE DON’T BORE ME WITH WRESTLING for 20 MINUTES WITH THE FAN. AND DON’T EDIT IT TO THE POINT WHEN YOU COME BACK ON JUS MESSING WITH THE BELT TENSIONER AGAIN, PROBABLY HAD TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE INSTALL THE BELT, AND YOU COME BACK ON MESSING WITH THE TENSIONER ACTIN LIKE YOU PUT IT BACK ON, VIDEO SHOULD HAVE SHOWN HOW YOU ROUTED THE BELT TO GET IT OVER THE FAN PULLEY AND THE PULLEY JUST ABOVE IT

  6. Ok, now do the water pump so I can see how. :)

  7. don’t forget….this is the time to check all your pulleys to make sure their bearings are good.

  8. @78rsantos lmao when someone tells me 3 min job,i start worrying,lol.

  9. It’s hilarious when I hear people say “It’s a 3 minute job” and then like you said in the video, you wrestled with it for 20 min. I’ve never been able to put a belt on in 3 min. either. Good video though.

  10. Awesome tutorial. I used it to change the serpentine on my ’95 Grand Cherokee Limited. Thanks!

  11. I’ve got a 4.7L 2006 Grand Cherokee Limited. Does anyone know how to remove/replace the PCV? This is the NEW location (not on the oil filler tube) … it’s on the drivers side and under a cable bundle and very hard to get to. I read that it has to be unscrewed … is this true? Someone also mentioned a “large socket” if so what size? How do you do this job? Appreciate the info/help.

  12. You’re welcome! I am glad that it helped someone!

  13. Your video was a life saver!… Thanks for making it!

  14. You showed the way… PERFECT!! My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo just turned 100,00 miles. So the time was right to renew the belt. I purchased a DAYCO Poly Rib belt at Advance Auto for $28.00. I used a 1/2-inch drive breaker bar with the suggested 15mm socket & the job went smoothly. The longer handle of the breaker bar made moving the tensioner easier. Thanks for your help.

  15. Sweet, I think you are right, 70 hp is a great deal of power.

  16. - If I am not mistaken, that is the year they did bump up the HP. That kind of increase is definitely noticable. If I had to do it all over again, I would have just ponied up the extra couple grand for the Hemi. If the prices are the same on the 07 vs 08 4.7L, then I would definitely get the 08. The 230hp is OK, but if you are like me, you will greatly appreciate the extra 70 ponies. This is a 5600lb vehicle after all! Also check out the site wkjeeps.

  17. - All depends on the cost of the compressor – if you can score a deal on lightly used one and don’t care about it lasting more than 50k miles, I would suggest do that.  That 4.0 is a great little engine and can rack up some miles if you take care of her. If you aren’t sure what size belt to get, you can always run a string around where the belt goes and measure it/then tell the parts guy. Anywho, keep me updated – I love all things Jeep (this is my third)!

  18. Any help on a 2001 Cherokee Sport 4.0L? Just bought a dayco w/o AC serpentine belt til I can afford a compressor. Don’t know if I wanna go the used route. Got a 120K miles on my truck already.

  19. I say go for the newer version of the 4.7L for it has a lot more HP. You can go on the website called WKJeeps and it will explain all the details between model years. I say get it and wheel the pee out of it!

  20. LerdoBurgerPimp January 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Sweet, Is their a great deal of difference between the 07 and 08 4.7? One has 230 hp and other has 305 hp. Looking to get a used commander, gas prices r at 3.00 per gallon in California, no hemi, but the 4.7 looks like a good choose. What do you think thanks bro

  21. hehe, “I’m not gonna bore you with ten minutes of me wrestling with the belt… ok, so I wrestled with the belt for 20 minutes…” Classic!

  22. Great point!!

  23. Anytime!

  24. That’s for the help! :)

  25. Something you might want to add to this is make sure there is a belt routing available either on the fan shroud or printed somewhere under the hood, if not can draw a picture, cause unfortuanetly on some vehicles belts can be put on backwards and look fine but can cause some serious problems.

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