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Unread 10-25-2001, 07:25 AM   #1
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Ho do you take off/put on a new belt on my YJ

The other day my belt started chirping so I went to autozone and bought a belt there. I went to replace it and could not find a way how. I am used to a tentioner pulley that you pull on to allow the belt to be taken off and put on. Can anyone tell me how or direct me to a website that would help. Thanks

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Unread 10-25-2001, 01:12 PM   #2
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Not sure what model you have but on the 258
6cyl it is done by loosen the alternator bracket it also has a 3/8 ratchet hole to get leverage to help tighten or you can use a prybar.but if you have a 2.5 or 4.0 it may differ.But all in all check your alternator
to see if there is a slide bolt type.If is there you go...Hope this helps..
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Unread 10-25-2001, 03:08 PM   #3
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if you have power steering you can also loosen it to slip the belt on.
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Unread 10-25-2001, 03:50 PM   #4
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Would help if I knew the year, but the power steering pump is probably your tension point.

-Remove Air cleaner assembly completely

-Right above the power steering pump fill cap there is a bolt at the top of the bracket loosen it, but don't remove.

-There are 2 bolts on the back of the power steering pump that are in slip channels. Again, loosen but don't remove.

- Then down in under the bottom of the power steering pump there are 2 bolts one is a locking bolt with the head point towards the radiator. Loosen it but don't remove it. Then there is a tension bolt where the head is pointing towards the fender well. Loosen it and your belt will gain/loose tension so it can be removed.

-Then reverse to tighten everything up

* I hate the design. It's to much work to replace the belt in my opinion. I have done it a few times. I belive the size is 13mm or close to it.


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Unread 10-25-2001, 05:00 PM   #5
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Man mine way differs from yalls sound like work!!
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Unread 10-26-2001, 07:59 AM   #6
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Sorry, I forgot to put the year...it is a '95. Thanks for the input, I am going to try this tonight.
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Unread 10-26-2001, 06:05 PM   #7
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i changed a belt the alternater way it its tough. reaching the bolt and removing was easy, but getting it back was hard. then i had to loosen the power searing pump to tighten the belt anyways. so the next time i did it i just went the power searing rought and tightened it all up there and left the alternater alone.
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Unread 10-26-2001, 06:18 PM   #8
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there is a idler pulley just below the power steering pump (on 4 bangers)loosen the pulley,then take and turn the bolt at the top of the idler pulley bracket.that is how you tension the belt properly.believe there is a similar set up on the 6 cylinder jeeps as well.you don't even have to fart w/ the alternator or power steering pump!
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Unread 10-26-2001, 10:44 PM   #9
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I found it a PITA to get to the tension bolt under the PS pump. Instead of going that way, I just loosened the Alternator. Then used a prybar to re-apply tension to the belt and get the Alternator back in.
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