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Where are the tension pulley on the 1989 jeep cherokee located to release the serpentine belt.

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The power steering pump. Two bolts on back, one on top front, a nut on bottom front, and a tensioner bolt coming in from the side. Loosen all these and push the pump downward.

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You might find tension is adjusted at your power steering pump for that engine & belt.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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1st , you will have to use a 13-15" metric size socket, with a 3/8 drive ratchet, or suitable size wrench, to hold back onto the tensioner to release the serpentine belt, once this is done, then take the appropiate size socket and ratchet and remove the bolt that holds the idler pulley to the engine, once the pulley is removed, then install the new one , tighten it good , and then route the serpentine belt, and then hold back on the tensioner , while getting belt in postion , for tensioner to hold it, and once the belt is in postion, then release the tensioner onto the belt, and make sure that the belt is evenly and correctly routed , before starrting up the engine.

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"HOW TO": I professionally prefer the Serpentine Tensioner Tool.
Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
1. Find the Tensioner(s).
2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (located on the Tensioner Pulley rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner:
a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley and Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them.


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When this idler wears out it makes a growling noise that changes with engine RPM. A Bad Idler Pulley May Wobble & Wear Out Your Serpentine Belt Prematurely. Get Rid Of That Horrible Noise & Change.

Remove the serpentine belt by using a breakover bar, ratcher or serpentine belt removal tool with the correct size socket for the pulley mounting bolt. Rotate tensioner arm to release tension. Remove the bel. Using the proper size socket, remove the tensiones mounting bolt and remove tensioner.

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Hi there. Here is a Step by Step guide that will help you replace your serpentine belt.




Step1 Find the belt tensionermag-glass_10x10.gif pulley. The tensioner pulley is generally between the crankshaft and a component toward the top of the hood area. Step2 Check the belt routing so you know how to replace the belt. You may be able to find a belt routing diagram on a decal on the fan shroud or in support documentation. Otherwise, make you own sketch for reference. Step3 Rotate the belt tensioner pulley, using the wrench, to and relieve tension on the belt. Step4 Slip off the old belt and slowly release the tensioner pulley. Step5 Use your belt routing diagram to put the new belt onto all of the pulleys. Pay close attention to the water pumpmag-glass_10x10.gif pulley, as incorrect routing can cause the water pump to run backwards and overheat. Step6 Make sure the belt is correctly routed and seated on all pulleys. Rotate the tensioner again to allow for the belt to slip onto all pulleys and then release the tensioner again to regain correct tension on the belt.

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