Originally Posted by 22h2
I have a 89 yj and I need to tighten the power steering pump it has v belts and I'm not sure how to tighten any help will be appreciated.
At the bottom of the pump is an adjusting bolt that will allow you to slide the pump out to tighten the belt. That is anchored in place by another bolt. If I remember correctly, the adjuster is on the bottom
What are your symptoms? Is the belt loose, or are you experiencing steering problems? Knowing exactly what the problem is will help us advise you and get your Jeep working properly.
Edit: I was thinking belt tension was handled by rotating the alternator, but I was wrong. On the underside of the ps pump are two bolts: one (on driver side, I think) is the adjuster, the other (on the front side, I think) anchors the adjuster. If you loosen the anchor bolt, you should be able to tighten the adjuster which will take up the slack in the belt. Just remember to re-tighten the anchor bolt when you've got the belt tension set. If that doesn't work, go back to my first paragraph.