Login    Forum    FAQ

Board index » 4x4 Related Technical Forums » CJ, YJ, TJ, JK, LJ Tech (Short Wheelbase) » YJ Tech




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: serpentine belt
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:07 pm 
Offline
Male nurse in training
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:03 am
Posts: 1006633
Location: Fort wayne
I need to replace my serpentine belt on the YJ. I got two questions, do you loosen it by using that hex bolt looking thing on the power steering fluid holder? lol Then once you replace it how do you know when you got it tight enough?

_________________
2016 JKU with some stuff


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:03 am 
Offline
Feeds people vomit
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:10 pm
Posts: 6282
Location: West Lafayette, IN
There are 4 bolts you need to loosen....one at the top front of the power steering pump, one nut on the bottom front of the pump, and two behind the pump. The pump is the tensioner in this case. The fifth bolt runs perpendicular to the side of the engine block, like from driver to passenger side. It's really long and i believe 13mm, loosen it to loosen the pump, tighten it to tighten the pump. The correct tension in my experience is where over a 1 foot stretch, like 1 foot of none pulley touching belt, you need approximately 1/2" of total up and down play...meaning it should easily pull up 1/4" and down 1/4"....

_________________
'78 CJ7 project....350, NV3500, NP241, fiberglass tub, show and shine
'72 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible - the family fun car
'05 Chevrolet 3500 dually, duramax, stock
'05 Honda Odessey awesomevan
'08 Chevrolet HHR company car - The silver bullet

Whatever....


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
 Post Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 8:26 pm 
Offline
Male nurse in training
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:03 am
Posts: 1006633
Location: Fort wayne
Is this the area you are talking about? I loosned the 4 bolts and one nut on the front side and then I loosned one bolt out back and I couldn't get the belt to loosen up. What am I doing wrong?
Image

_________________
2016 JKU with some stuff


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
 Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 7:45 am 
Offline
Feeds people vomit
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:10 pm
Posts: 6282
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Yeah, the top bolt, is obviously the top one, then the Nut at the bottom of the pump (that attached to the adjuster screw) Then on the BACK there are two bolts, i have to remove the air box in cherokees to get to it, but i don't have a stock air box in my YJ so i'm not sure if you have to remove it in that vehicle...but they're on the backside of the pump...and they're also on sliders, so you can just loosen them a couple 5 turns or so..same with the top one and the nut on the bottom front.



hope that helps

_________________
'78 CJ7 project....350, NV3500, NP241, fiberglass tub, show and shine
'72 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible - the family fun car
'05 Chevrolet 3500 dually, duramax, stock
'05 Honda Odessey awesomevan
'08 Chevrolet HHR company car - The silver bullet

Whatever....


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

Board index » 4x4 Related Technical Forums » CJ, YJ, TJ, JK, LJ Tech (Short Wheelbase) » YJ Tech


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

cron