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Unread 02-05-2014, 05:41 AM   #1
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Wj how to remove the tensioner assembly wj V8

Hi guys how to remove the tensioner assembly from engine on wj grand Cherokee overland V8,i feel that the tensioner pulley move up and down when engine running

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Unread 02-05-2014, 06:26 AM   #2
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Should be a couple bolts not sure though.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 06:31 AM   #3
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The tensioner will move up and down slightly at idle. About 1/4" in either direction. But if yours moves more than that, to remove there will be a bolt in that center hole on the silver part that you can back out after removing the tension on the belt (take the belt off just one pulley) once removed you'll see a pin on the back that hold the tensioner in the right location.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 07:12 AM   #4
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thanks yes am sure its only one bolt that hold it on the engine,13 mm bolt in that center hole on the silver part
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Unread 02-06-2014, 12:02 AM   #5
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their is bad sound from the tesnioner side,does tensioner springs broken
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Unread 02-06-2014, 04:37 AM   #6
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after i changed the belt the sound appear
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Unread 02-06-2014, 05:20 AM   #7
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The bearings could be bad. Or the belt isn't seated right on all of the pulleys
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Unread 02-06-2014, 05:26 AM   #8
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Cheap belts will also cause that...so it might not be the tensioner at all. Belts of uneven thickness will appear tighter then looser at the same point in the run causing the tensioner to move back and forth and causing extra wear on it. Had that on my last Alfa V6. Bought genuine belt...sorted.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 08:30 AM   #9
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thanks for all post ,the belt is good and seated well on all of the pulleys ,if i had a broken springs the belt will not be tighten
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Unread 02-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #10
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Try putting you old belt back on....if the problem goes then you will know its the new belt. Since it was OK before you fitting the new one it could well be the new belt has been made substandard.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #11
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Hi i put the old one its the same sound,does the springs inside the tensioner crash
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