Hardware fell off the TJ


mmb_TJ_2000

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Hello folks.
While driving my TJ today, I smelled something burning. Couldn't figure out exactly where or what. Definitely not from under the hood. Rather from under the front seats.

Sure enough a couple miles later, I heard a grinding noise. Then these 2 parts fell off the car on the road. I stopped when I heard them hit the pavement. They were very HOT to pick up — burned my hand. Could anyone tell what these parts are?

1) I lost the steering power but I could drive the car back to my street.
2) The Check Gauges Light turned on.

Thank you.


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jjvw

Everything is great. No issues.
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If the tensioner fell apart, the belt isn't tight and likely isn't staying in place on the pullies.

Is the belt tight?