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Water pump couldn't handle the temps over the week-end and decided to dump all the water not too far from home, fortunately. Decided to change the water pump myself. Got stuck very early in the process. :confused: ..how do you loosen off the tension on the belt?? (I already posted this with the Cherokee section not realising you have a tech talk section...my apologies) By the way it's a 95 XJ 4.0L. Thanks graemlins/beerchug.gif
12-11-2002, 06:51 AM
From memory the XJ belt is tensioned by a spring loaded pulley.
It's on the drivers side. Basically you put your dirty big spanner on the pulley bolt, but instead of loosening it you tighten it - this should move the pulley and mount and allow you to remove the belt.....
Well that's my vague memory...I let someone that ACTUALLY ones an XJ answer graemlins/zombie.gif
[ 12 November 2002, 05:52 PM: Message edited by: Wooders ]
12-11-2002, 09:53 AM
I have a write up in my how to setion on how to do it. Check below.
GoJeep, Thank you ...you're a life saver. By the way I'll be visiting your site a few times it's really informative and what I would call a real tech site. Thanks again graemlins/beerchug.gif
Make sure you know how the belt goes on, before you take it off!! It sort of goes up,down,up,up, through,down...........
Not sure what's on your mind but judging from your description I think it might be the habits of another type of serpentine..! ;)
13-11-2002, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Xman:
GoJeep, Thank you ...you're a life saver. By the way I'll be visiting your site a few times it's really informative and what I would call a real tech site. Thanks again graemlins/beerchug.gif <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Pleasure mate and that is what the site is for.
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