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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.

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