How-to: Jeep 4.0L/4.2L Inline Six Water Pump and
Serpentine Belt R&R!
In this HD video streaming how-to
rental at Vimeo On Demand,
Moses Ludel removes and installs a water pump in a 1987-2001 Jeep XJ
Cherokee 4.0L engine. The
basic steps in this water pump replacement carry over to other 4.0L Jeep inline sixes, including the
1991-95 YJ Wranglers and the 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wranglers. Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ/WJ models also
use this engine from 1992-2004. (Many steps apply to Jeep CJ models equipped with the 232 and
4.2L/258 cubic inch inline six cylinder engines.) Included is how-to on removal and installation of
the serpentine drive belt. Click here for direct access to details on the
streaming video rental at Vimeo On Demand.
The full-length Vimeo On Demand rental features HD 1080P. The
video includes the step-by-step Part 1 (removal) and Part 2 (installation) plus bonus footage covering
radiator design, technology and aftermarket radiator upgrades. The rental period is a full 30 days to allow
time for getting parts and doing this job right!
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PERIOD IS A FULL 30 DAYS, PROVIDING AMPLE TIME FOR GETTING PARTS AND TAKING THE TIME TO DO THIS JOB
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Replacing both the water pump and serpentine drive belt assure reliability on the
trail and in hot summer traffic with the air conditioner running. With the radiator removed, these components
are readily accessible. The pump can be changed with the radiator in place, although space is crowded. If
you do remove the radiator, have it cleaned and pressure tested by a professional radiator
If you do want to simplify a water pump installation, consider removing the radiator first.
Rent the streaming video
how-to and follow the steps to a quality job! Once out, the radiator can be sublet to a
local radiator shop for "boiling out" and pressure testing, your assurance that the Jeep XJ Cherokee
will be reliable. These cooling systems tend to be marginal in stock design. Keeping the radiator at peak
efficiency, or changing to a more efficient design, can enhance the cooling.