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Unread 01-16-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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I have a 1994 jeep cherokee sport 4.0 and i just removed and rerinstalled my alternator. I loosened the bolt in the back of my power steering pump and 2 bolts in the front of the pump. I really didn't get much play thou the belt was a challenge to get it cack on. the pump slide mabey a half inch if that and the was playing with the adjustment bolt under the pump. Is there an easier way to take the belt off and put it back on? Should i have more play in movement with my powersteering pump?

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Unread 01-16-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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You have to make sure all the bolts are loose, I can't remember right off hand how many there is, but one or two are hard to see. But, yeah you should have more room to move than that.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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i thought there was 2 bolts in the back..maybe its just my '87, but i still had a major pain getting it back on, i got it on the PS pulley and pulled the belt by hand to finish the install. i would like to know an easier way myself.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2406854/2 maybe this will help.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 04:44 PM   #5
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So today i removed the belt and this time i got it to slip off and even back on. Thank u everyone who tried to help. I still haven't tightened it yet but i gotta get this alternator back in. that was fun getting it out. Now im wondering why in the past i never decided to work on my jeep.
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Unread 01-24-2009, 01:01 PM   #6
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I am curious my jeep seems to strat decelerating as soon as i let go of the gas. could this be a sign that i might have over tightened my belt? and if it is overtightened that would be putting a strian then on all my accessories. Im curious on feed back im gonna loosen the belt alittle to see if it changes anything.
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Unread 01-24-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Tight belt will not cause drag. My XJ slows when off the pedal, more so than my other vehicles. I attribute it more to the 33s and added vehicle weight than anything though.

I'd say maybe check your codes and see if your TPS is downshifting faster than it should. It's probably all in your head though.
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