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Must i remove the radiator, the grill, and the fan, in order to change the fan (serpentine) belt on the 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo?

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  • hsmith882 Jul 29, 2010

    i'm not trying to take it out.
    the belt Broke and i am replacing it...
    the problem is the 2 pulley's in the center....can't get the belt around properly because of the Fan & the Shaft to the Fan.



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Absolutely not.. It will come out by releasing tension on the belt and working it around the pulleys..It's tight but it will come.

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    Ron Jul 29, 2010

    Loop the belt aroun the crank pulley first .. and then lay the belt ( back side down ) across the water pump. If you need a diagam let me know.


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The tensioner is to the right of the fan on the driver's side. if you look from the top there is a 14mm bolt to loosen. after doing that, start wrapping by belt diagram on radiator shield. its not hard may take 15 mins max

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