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Unread 11-02-2002, 07:34 PM   #1
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Belt Change?

How in the world do I change the belt on an 89 4.0?

These motors are wayyyyy different than the GM's that im used to working on...........................

I see a belt tensioner under the power steering pump, which every way i turn it it still does not loosen the belt

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Unread 11-04-2002, 08:19 AM   #2
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I can't speak from experience with your model, but when I've changed the serpentine belts I just put a wrench, socket, etc on the tensioner and pull it to take the pressure off and the old belt slides off. Does the tensioner move at all when you try to loosen it? Maybe it is froze up - you might be able to remove the bolts in the alternator or something to change it if you have enough room to work.

Hopefully someone else can post who has experienced a similar problem.

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Unread 11-04-2002, 08:34 AM   #3
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I know on the 2.5 the tensioner is stationary and you move the power steering pump... well your supposed to.... there are like 4 bolts to loosen on it first... but with my 2.5 even then it doesnt move... i have resorted to pulling off the coil wire and having someone click it while carefully easing it on... but after yesterday i will never do that again...... (dont ask) even though thats how i have done it since i purchased the jeep...
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Unread 11-04-2002, 10:22 AM   #4
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I have tried everything............

Loosened every bolt on the power steering pump, tapped it with a hammer, you name it, I did it......Getting very frusterating...and the belt is torn halfway across & I dont wantt o be stranded

......someone has got to know...I cant find anything on the internet on how to do it, and I'm not about to spend $200 for the dealer to doit.......
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