I just changed the serpentine belt on my 97 Cherokee 4.0First look for the belt routing label under hood if you can't find the label, make a drawing of belt routing before starting. Loosen the 2 top Power Steering pump bolts then loosen the nut in the center of the idler pulley (below the power steering pump) then wind the tensioning bolt at the lower left side of the power steering pump bracket counterclockwise (lower left side looking at the bracket from front of car) belt should slide off. installation is the reverse. Caution! be sure to route belt per the diagram under hood (or the drawing that you made before you started this job)you could cause the water pump to run backwards. Not Good!!Tension the belt to 1/4 to 1/2 inch deflection between pulleys by turning the power steering pump tensioning bolt clockwise. Run engine 3 to 5 minutes to seat the new belt. Then shut down and recheck belt tension. You want 1/4 to 1/2 inch deflection when you push in the belt between pulleys. Tighten all bolts. Don't forget to tighten the idler pulley bolt in center of pulley. You'll need 13mm,15mm and 17mm wrenches.
paste this link and it will give you instructions to how to replace belt... http://www.wjjeeps.com/serpentine.htm How do I replace a serpentine belt on a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Give detailed directions on the belt remove and installation of a new belt.
they make a serpentine belt tool that you can get at just about any autoparts store to help you remove it.
Every 35-45k miles to be safe.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee did not exist until 1993.
You can obtain a serpentine belt diagram have most Chrysler/Jeep dealerships. The serpentine belt diagram can also be found at most auto-parts stores.
A/C Condenser is on the serpentine route.
about every 60,000 miles. check it for cracks and stains. if its bad replace it.
Ajustment bolt is located at the bottom of power steering pump.
The diagram for replacing a serpentine belt for the 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo is located on the front of the vehicle inside the engine compartment. You can also find this diagram in the Chilton's manual for this vehicle.
The serpentine belt goes around all of your pullies in the front of your motor, behind the radiator.
In the belt book at most autoparts stores have a diagram section for serpentine belt routing.
The alternator is driven by a drive belt or a serpentine belt. Follow the route of the belt and you will find the alternator.
Aproox 1/4 in side to side movement.
Isn't it on the fan shroud?
There is a idle pully that you put a socket and rachet on and rotate it so that it takes the tension off the belt.
right across the fan above the serpentine belt
The water pump is powered by either a drive belt or serpentine belt. Follow the belt and you will locate the pump.
4.0 Engine belt routing and tensioner release location
There is a 15mm. bolt (long bolt) that adjusts the tension of the serpentine belt. It is in the area of the power steering pump, just left and down. Either draw a map, or look on the front of the engine compartment to see how the belt is routed around the pulleys.
Any parts store will have the answer for you.
180 to 200lbs
Antifreeze? Water pump?
Not one penny. The 1996 Jeep Cherokee does not have a timing belt. It has a timing chain.