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97 or 2000 DJ whatever year this thing is belt keeps popping off.

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by Billy1234, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Jan 8, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Changed the power steering pump a few days ago due to it going bad so I went n got one from a junkyard and it works perfectly. My belt keeps coming off its tight it's on the right way. Just cant figure out why it looks like the tension pulley under the bottom of the powering steering pump is out of line.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    I ment XJ dam auto correct
     
  3. Jan 8, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    I'd say you found your problem.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    The pulley lining up or the auto correct lol
     
  5. Jan 8, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    As long as them pulleys are not in the same plane that belt will have unusual wear or spin off as you're experiencing. Might want to compare with a reman unit at Advance or Autozone
     
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    So I noticed the tensioner pulley is out by 1/8-3/16 of an inch. I bought a new pulley and same thing could this be a bent bracket. I'll bring the pump I have to the store to compare. I got the pump from a 96 Cherokee at the yard
     
  7. Jan 8, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    Could there be a different size in between the pulleys?
     
  8. Jan 10, 2020 at 2:31 AM
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    Never seen a PS pulley alignment tool other than belt tightening tools. Perhaps a change in PS mount occurred between different years? Compare with reman PS pump at auto store? Possible for using shims on mount to align the pulleys? Just some thoughts...
     
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  10. Jan 10, 2020 at 5:30 AM
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    Perhaps... if so it was probably after 97 as I am using a 93 XJ powersteering pump on 97 XJ accessory brackets...on my 96 XJ engine with 99 XJ axles. :rofl:
     
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  11. Jan 10, 2020 at 6:42 AM
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    I brought it yesterday they look exactly the same.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2020 at 6:43 AM
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    I'm wondering if my bracket is bent. That post was kinda confusing so many years on one jeep lol
     
  13. Jan 11, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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  14. Jan 11, 2020 at 12:01 PM
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    Awesome clip "move ya BAH" lol
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    I'm not familiar with the PS pump on the 4.0L but on some vehicles the tensioner might be suspect too.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    Funny thing, my belt came flying off after the 4th or 5th start following my engine swap. Found the new belt needed to be re-tightened/tensioned due to the components finding there place after be re-installed. Good to go now though.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    It looks like the entire assembly is crooked. If it was just the pulley it would wobble.

    Billy, is the pump flush against the intake? No washers or anything between the two...
     
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