I recently bought an 89 yj wrangler with a 4 cyl. I replaced the water pump today but when I went to put the serpentine belt back on I couldn't get the belt to line up. The belt guide that bolts to the new water pump doesn't go deep enough to allow the belt to have a place to glide on, about a belt width to shallow. I started looking close and this isn't the factory motor. It is a jeep 4 cyl. But I have no clue what year. Where can I get this part and what do I need to ask for? What kind of $$ am I looking at? Please help!!!
You should have a V belt on an 89. If not the engine is not the original engine and you will need to do some leg work. The casting number on the block will tell you where it came from to get the correct part. I would take the old water pump with you to the parts store and try and match it up. It sounds like someone upgraded. Do you have a mutiport(multiple) fuel intectors on it or throttle body injector (one injector). A pic is worth a thousand words.
The year of the engine is not really important in this case, if you have a serpentine belt setup you need a water pump that matches the application, they don't spin the same way as the v-belt ones. Bring it back to the store and ask for a "serpentine" one and make sure it's right ( open the box).
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