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Unread 09-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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I can't get my belt off......... read everything

Ok guys, I can't get my belt off to save my life. I've loosened everything, the nuts on the front of the power steering pump, the one on the back, and the adjustment nut below the pump, facing the air box. It won't budge. Maybe I'm missing something, but every write up is telling me the same thing, and nothing is working. I'm in the process of changing the water pump, and I just want to move the belt out of the way so I can get a clear shot. I must of watched youtube videos and read tutorials all day. but I just can't seem to get it to come off. Any advice would help, and I've searched the forums all day, and nothing is working. Thanks guys.

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Unread 09-30-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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I think this picture applies to your year XJ.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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the pic above is as simple as it gets. although some models have E-fans that have to be pulled up and out of the way to get to that first bolt
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Unread 09-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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The only adjuster pulley i have that looks close to that is on the left side of the truck, if you're facing it head on. And it's in a ****ty location by the main fan. Is that it?
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Unread 09-30-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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You guys are giving him INCORRECT information for a 1992 XJ with a 4.0

The PS pump PIVOTS to tension the belt on that model year. You must loosen 2 (maybe only one, I am doing this from memory) bolts on the front of the pump, and two (for sure on this number) on the back.

Then there is a jackscrew that faces towards the air filter box that can be turned to move the pump in/out to tension the belt. Then retighten all bolts to hold the pump in place.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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Sorry, disregard the picture
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Unread 09-30-2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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You guys are giving him INCORRECT information for a 1992 XJ with a 4.0

The PS pump PIVOTS to tension the belt on that model year. You must loosen 2 (maybe only one, I am doing this from memory) bolts on the front of the pump, and two (for sure on this number) on the back.

Then there is a jackscrew that faces towards the air filter box that can be turned to move the pump in/out to tension the belt. Then retighten all bolts to hold the pump in place.

yes! You're right, i loosened the 2 on the front, but i only have one on the back of the pump? I triple checked, i definitely only have one on the back. I loosened the jack screw as well. There has to be one more bolt that i'm missing, and i guarantee you that there is only one on the back of my pump. Any suggestions? Dude I've been out there all day, my pump is loose, but my belt wont budge.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 10:27 PM   #8
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Just had to take mine off. 4 capscrews to loosen/remove PLUS the jack screw. 2 capscrews on the back side, top and bottom of the pump housing, one bolt at the top front and the nut that locks the tensioner jackscrew at the bottom front. There are 2 more on the bkt for the tensioner that come in from the bottom and secure the steel tensioner bkt to the aluminum mega bkt. The mega bkt bolts to the intake and one of the ears on the w/p. Remove the e fan for better access, two 10-32? maybe, screws at the top, unplug the fan and lift up.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #9
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How far down is the 2nd screw on the back side of the PS pump? I got one on the top right, but the 2nd is no where to be found.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #10
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You can lay under the truck and look up to see it or, take the e-fan out and you'll be able to go from the front under the pump. The bkt for the tensioner jackscrew needs to come off with the pump. It is tight in there, I am replacing the radiator too, so I had that out before I removed the P/S pump.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 06:46 AM   #11
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The tensioner is useless on a 92. Just pull the top bracket bolt on the ps pump and you can move the whole pump left to pull the belt off.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 02:28 PM   #12
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dude idk wtf is up. I loosened all the bolts on this heap, i had the tensioner jack screw in my hand and it's still tight. i can't even budge it. I only have one screw on the back of the ps pump, apparently whoever had it before me didn't reinstall it. IDK, but i cant get to the waterpump with the belt still on. I'm getting so aggravated.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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You shouldn't need to remove anything but the circled bolt. Once you do the entire power steering pump should pull over to the left and you should be able to move it by hand. Prybar gently between the PS pump and where you pulled that bolt out should be enough to line it up when you put it back together. Done it three times this year myself this way.

If you need to adjust after with the tensioner to get rid of any squeeling it's MUCH easier to get to by just removing the air box but it's a major pain in the *** to get the belt on and off by actually using the tensioner. Unless mine is somehow different this way works, I've done it three times this year. Replaced the belt the first time, took it loose to do a tstat the second time, and had a pulley come apart the third time.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 05:38 PM   #14
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I've had my belt off and on 6 times in the last month. Look UNDER (as in beneath) the belt in the front. The bolt that holds the pivot on the adjuster is there. You can loosen the adjuster all the way out, but if you don't loosen that one, it wont move.

The top bolt. The two pivot bolts, front & back, the LOWER REAR pivot bolt, the adjuster bolt, the adjuster LOCK bolt
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