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Unread 03-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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serp. belt tensioner will not release

i have a 96 xj and the belt tensioner will not release. it will let me tighten the tension on the belt but when i go to loosen, the bolt will back oout but the nothing moves. any suggestions would help. thanks

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Unread 03-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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There are a couple of bolts besides the tension bolt that need to be loosened. They lock the power steering pump in place.

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