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Removal of serpentine belt on 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I was trying to replace serpentine belt on 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee & got as far as loosening slide bolts on back of power steering unit & loosening tensioning bolt; however no slack developed in original belt and I need to know if there is a safe leverage technique to get the slack I need without damaging the power steering unit- any ideas would be appreciated.

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  • Fred Williams Jan 28, 2012

    After a day of headscratching and poring over the details of belt changing in the Haynes Jeep manual, I found a small detail that ultimately was lacking in the discussions to date but made a big difference in the success of removing/replacing the belt. A close exam of the chapter dealing with removal of the power steering unit revealed the presence of a lock nut that is beneath the pulley assembly that has to be loosened as well to allow the power steering unit to slide to permit belt removal. (Total 4 bolts involved- 2 posterior to power steering unit, 1 adjustment bolt and 1 lock bolt). Removal & replacement was very quick once this was discovered-



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SOURCE: cant figure out how to

go to auto zone . com they have a complete diagram on how to do that !

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: i am unable to loosen the tension pulley on a 93

I'm going to assume you have either a four cyl or an inline 6cyl...The tension is provided at the power steering pump. Loosen the fasteners and look underneath. There is a "jack bolt" that is just under the pump that faces the left fender. Screwing it in or out moves the pump and adjusts belt tension.

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SOURCE: Serpentine belt tensioner - cant get the pulley to

Go the other direction. It takes a breaker bar to move the tension arm.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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