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Fan belt replacement

I had to replace the alternator in my 1987 jeep wrangler, and upon getting the new alternator, i can't fit the belt back on, it has too much tension

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Hey there tsukaska,

No problem.

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • The tensioner pulley is near the Alternator toward the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
Any other problems, just click the ASK button.

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Mike

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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    Justin Case Aug 05, 2008

    Thanks for the 'FixYa'.
    Mike


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On my 96 is a 15mm nut and just above the alternator.great info the dam book and other info on the net had me looking for an ajustmet that is not thair..YOU ROCK

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Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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