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Does the power steering pully need to be removed to replace the alternator on my Jeep Grand Cherokee?

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If for any reason the pulley is in your way, remove the pump not the pulley. Alternator is on the other side of the engine...why remove it? The pump is the adjustment for the belt. (loosen bolts and use the transverse bolt underneath to adjust tension)

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