The power steering belt on a 1989 Jeep runs from the crankshaft pulley and crosses the water-pump pulley before looping over the power-steering-pump pulley near the top of the engine, on the driver’s side. The belt can stretch over time and begin to slip. If this happens, adjust the belt to pull the slack out of the belt. If you cannot tighten the belt enough to bring it into the manufacturer’s specified tension level, you might need to replace the belt.
Tools Used: Tools, Wrench set, Socket set, Ratchet, Pry bar, Straight edge, Ruler or tape measure
Adjust Power Steering Belt – Loosen the retaining bolt on the negative battery cable, and disconnect it. Isolate the negative cable from the battery while you work to avoid an accidental start-up of the engine while your hands are on the belts. Locate the mounting bolt and adjuster bolt on the front of the power-steering-pump bracket.