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power steering pump on 89 yj

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.

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Re: power steering pump on 89 yj

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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.

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22h2,

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.

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Re: power steering pump on 89 yj

The later sounds correct but they all look like anchor bolts lol I see no place for this to slide but I will give it a try, the belt has a lot of slack and squiles on start up, thanks for the help ps steering is fine just afraid the belt will come off lol
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Re: power steering pump on 89 yj

You may need to loosen the other bolts (I think there are two or three) to allow the assembly to rotate, then tighten the adjuster.

I found this video which may help and is certainly better than my memory and descriptions:


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