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1992wranglersahara 07-18-2009 02:28 PM

HELP - getting off power steering belt
Hi all -

I am in my driveway trying to get the power steering belt off my 90 YJ. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to loosen up the power steering pump so I can get the belt off and the new one on. I can't find my Haynes manual either :mad:

Help me with brain freeze! PLEASE :banghead:

LittleYJthatCould 07-18-2009 07:12 PM

ya need to loosen the bottom alternator bolt, that will let that alternator slide sideways and loosen the belt

1992wranglersahara 07-18-2009 07:50 PM

Wrong belt...
I have two v-belts - one that goes around the water pump, the engine and the alternator. The other belt goes around the water pump, the engine and the power steering pump. The latter is the one I am referencing :cool:

LittleYJthatCould 07-18-2009 08:26 PM

Hmm yea mines not like that, sry wish i could help

amoujaffar 08-08-2009 07:32 PM

i had trouble taking mine off as well today. My solution was a sawzall right thru the belt.

morphious 08-08-2009 11:48 PM

remember comrade all else fails just remember the first rule of russian mechanics hit it with a bigger hammer or in this case bigger power tool lol

buckshot500 08-10-2009 12:34 AM

I had to cut my old one off, then unbolt most of the mounting bracket bolts to get the new one on.

Nice thing about this was I was able to correct the pulley angle , while tightening it all back up.

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