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Unread 07-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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96 4.0 serpentine belt

My belt started whining the other day. So I got to looking around and the belt is rubbing the timing pointer. I've search and it looks like my belt tensioner is in the wrong spot? All the pictures I've seen looks different than mine. Anybody ever seen a AC equipped 4.0 with the belt tensioner below the power steering pump and not by the compresser?

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I know this is quite old, but I'm replying just so others will get the correct info if/when they come across this thread in a search.

The belt tensioner on the 96-01 4.0 XJs is the idler pulley below the power steering pump. Just loosen the bolt that holds that pulley and then turn the adjustment bolt to tighten / loosen the belt.

The 87-95 XJs used the power steering pump as the tensioner, so you have to loosen several bolts on the pump and then turn the adjustment bolt under the power steering reservoir to tighten / loosen the belt.

No XJs came with the spring loaded belt tensioner that many people are used to seeing.

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I know this is quite old, but I'm replying just so others will get the correct info if/when they come across this thread in a search.

The belt tensioner on the 96-01 4.0 XJs is the idler pulley below the power steering pump. Just loosen the bolt that holds that pulley and then turn the adjustment bolt to tighten / loosen the belt.

The 87-95 XJs used the power steering pump as the tensioner, so you have to loosen several bolts on the pump and then turn the adjustment bolt under the power steering reservoir to tighten / loosen the belt.

No XJs came with the spring loaded belt tensioner that many people are used to seeing.

- Justin
And now I can de-slop my belt. Thanks
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