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post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2006, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Changing serpentine belt on a 1994 Wrangler

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I tryed searching, but I believe it is time to change my dad's serpentine belt on his Wrangler. I do all my own maintenance on my 2004 Wrangler, but I am not familiar with the belt's setup on a 1994 Wrangler. Mine has an auto-tensioner... and I know his doesn't. I recall there being a bolt by the alternator that I loosen... take the belt off, install the new one and then torque down the same bolt? Is that it? If so, what's the torque spec for that bolt?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2006, 06:35 PM
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The tensioner is underneath the power steering reservoir, you can't miss it. It's super long and a pain in the *** to turn.

20-25 ft lbs on the mounting bolts and 20 ft lbs on the tensioner.

And a new belt should be tightened between 180-200 lbs, tested between the idler and power steering pulleys.
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The tensioner should be built into the P/S pump mount. There should be 3 15mm bolts. Two in the back and one in the front, I think. Once the P/S is loose, you can loosen the lock but for the tensioner. The tensioned is a long screw that is perpendicular to the engine on the driver side. Loosening it will bring the P/S in and loosen the belt.

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serp belt problems

i just did my water pump and i was going to replace the serp belt problem is i have the right belt but it is too big and everywhere i lookfor diag i see idler pullys i dont have any on my motor and i did not take any off so what can i do?
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When your done running it for the first time...you will probably need to retighten it due to its stretching a bit. Happened to mine when I changed it.....squeeled after a few days and had to adjust more.

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Originally Posted by jeffy
The tensioner should be built into the P/S pump mount. There should be 3 15mm bolts. Two in the back and one in the front, I think. Once the P/S is loose, you can loosen the lock but for the tensioner. The tensioned is a long screw that is perpendicular to the engine on the driver side. Loosening it will bring the P/S in and loosen the belt.
not on an I6, the tensioner pulley is next to the power steering pump. you loosen the center bolt of the pulley, then theirs a long bolt at the top of the pulley you loosen to make the pulley release tension on the belt.

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