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post #1 of 30 Old 01-25-2010, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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ZJ 4.0L Serpentine belt remove and install help

Hi I just did all the maintaint on the car, that I can think off. I take car to car care clinic for 28 point inspection, they told me that I need Serpentine belt and 2 rear tires . Good to know that everything arite . So here I am, just bought a gator back from autozone ( the reason I chose this belt its, because I been using it on all my family car for over 5 year now, none need replace ). I usualy pay some one to do it, but I want save some money atm. How do you remove and install this belt and the way its look, do I need to remove the fan ? thanks

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post #2 of 30 Old 01-25-2010, 12:23 PM
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The 4.0 has the serpentine tension adjustment built into the power steering pump bracket. All you have to do is loosen the idler pulley bolt below the power steering pump and loosen the tensioner adjuster. Reverse for installation.


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the pix worth 1000 word, thanks
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And just be patient and make sure you get the routing right.

And maybe I'm just "special", but I had a heck of a time getting mine back on...it kept getting snagged on the fan. I had to walk away from it and come back later to finish it, I was getting too aggravated and needed a cooldown.
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post #6 of 30 Old 01-25-2010, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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im I doing right ? I tight up the idler puller and tight the adjust bolt, first the belt is making squeak noise, then I tight the adjust bolt down, then it make less speak noise, then I tight the bolt down again, then the noise went away, I push the belt down and it kinda tight but not too tight, the belt make no squeak noise so i think I did it right. I am do it right ? thanks
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goodyear gatorback belts are good belts
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goodyear gatorback belts are good belts
the old belt was a good year gator back also, old belt make no noise, but sinceI just bought this jeep and i seen a little crack, I might as well replace it, but keep the old belt just incase something happent on the road . but please answer my preview question, as long the belt make no squeak noise, im doing it right ?
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I used the image in post number 2 and it took about 20 minutes on my buddy's ZJ. Thanks guys!

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My new belt seems to short

Can't get it on the final (power steering pump) pulley, even with the idler in the bottom position, or with the belt off the idler. I think it's routed correctly.

Have I got the wrong belt? It's an Infinity brand, DY923K6, 5060923 (6PK2344).

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I think it's routed correctly.

Did you check it against the diagram under the hood?
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Did you check it against the diagram under the hood?
Yes. And getting the old belt installed again is no problem. Comparing the belts the new one is clearly shorter than the old one. About half an inch longer and it would fit.

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Yes. And getting the old belt installed again is no problem. Comparing the belts the new one is clearly shorter than the old one. About half an inch longer and it would fit.
belts stretch over time, that's why the old one appears longer. You need to loosen the tensioner as much as you can to get it on.
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The gator back might last a while, but what you really want is a GATES belt on that 4.0. It costs more, but worth it. Broken two of those gator backs on mine. Never again. The Gates is a much stronger belt.

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the old belt was a good year gator back also, old belt make no noise, but sinceI just bought this jeep and i seen a little crack, I might as well replace it, but keep the old belt just incase something happent on the road . but please answer my preview question, as long the belt make no squeak noise, im doing it right ?
You should be fine

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Yes. And getting the old belt installed again is no problem. Comparing the belts the new one is clearly shorter than the old one. About half an inch longer and it would fit.
Sounds like you got the wrong belt

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