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post #1 of 9 Old 10-26-2005, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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loose serpentine belt

sorry... for a trivial question... i admit I am novice.

I changed my serpentine belt a few weeks ago. My jeep (tech info below) started to squeak like hell when it was cold. When it final warms up it goes away. I think that the belt is loose but I have been unable to pull the alternator any tighter than it is. Is there a trick to extend the alternator out more?

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-26-2005, 04:48 PM
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Use the adjustment bolt on the power steering pump mount.

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a pry bar and leverage, use the pry bar and pry against whatever you can get leverage against. Dont tighten to much....

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Use the adjustment bolt on the power steering pump mount.
I dont think its there on the 4.2. Think it's the alt.

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-26-2005, 05:56 PM
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Why can't you pull the alternator further? If it's ajusted as far out as it will go you probably have the wrong belt. If you just can't pull it out anymore you just need more leverage.
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re

Thanks fort he help guys.

There is no lever on the fuel pump that is waht Chilton's said and I couldn't find it. The alternator is not extended all the way. I just pull it as much as possible by hand (even tried a hammer) and it doesn't get tight enough. It seems that the alternator is going so far or I am a weinee and can't pull hard enough. I'll try the crow bar and see what happens.... ]

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I've never seen anyone able to pull it tight by hand, you always have to use a bar just be careful not to overdue it and watch what you're prying off of.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-27-2005, 12:25 PM
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I agree that you have to pry. Just replaced a belt on a 79 Bronco. Its not a serpentine, but I needed to remove the alternator belt. To replace it I pried against the tightened water pump. Not the same on the Jeep, but you get the idea.

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Use a Broom handle or a crow bar if you have one for a pry bar, just don't use the Power steering reservoir to pry against

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