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Replace the water pump for 1995 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 6 cly. There is no apparent tension pully for the Belt. How do I get the Belt back on with out a tensioner pully?

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  • mrproducer30 Jun 01, 2009

    Well yes. You are right, 100%. Let me clairify, because their is no spring action on the tensioner, I need a method of getting the belt back on. Can I use the power steering pump? I can't quite figure out how to use it that way. Thank you for your time, it is greatly apprecitated. :o)

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if there is no spring action then the tensioner is defective, u must replace it.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    there is a tensioner pulley, look again, 100%sure on this.



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The reason you can't find the tensioner pulley is because you do not have one...The power steering pump is used to tension the belt. loosen it up and slide it. (some have an adjustment screw underneath to adjust.)

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  • Richard Scordino Jun 02, 2009

    What you are looking at is likely the idler pulley. that dosen't move. all adjustment is made from the PS pump.



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