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I can't get my power steering belt on. what can i loosen up to slide it on?

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Before replacing the belt loosen the power steering bracket so that you can release the tension in the belt and you can easily slip on the new belt... then adjust the tension bolt first at the bracket, when belt right deflexion is achieve tighten the bolts and nuts of the bracket...

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The idler belt can be loosed out on the main pulley circuit which allows the belt to be pushed into the slot and then the idler can be pulled up to be tightened to the desired tension.

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you need to remove the front belt to even get to the rear belt.  Try accessing it from underneath.

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this one is tricky. Got this from

  1. Loosen bolt A , nut B and nut C
  2. Loosen tension adjusting bolt D
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SOURCE: Removal of serpentine belt on 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Below is the master help link provided to go through belt routing diagram:---Timing belt, drive belt, serpentine belt, accessory belt, fan belt, engine belt routing diagrams for all types of car models?
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