how do i tighten the belt for the power steering pump?

Asked by May 30, 2015 at 04:27 PM about the 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

69,345

Loosen the 2 pump mounting bolts. use a crow bar or tire iron. Find the metal tab or ear that sticks out from the pump body. Put the end of the crow bar or tire iron under the ear and pry up. Hold that position and tighten up the 2 pump mounting bolts. When your done the belt should have 1/2 inch deflection at the center point between the pump pulley and the pulley that drives it (used belt) or 1/4 inch (new belt). If installing a new belt recheck the tension after about 100 miles of driving. Readjust if needed. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Experts

  • #1
    munron
    Reputation
    660
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,350 listings starting at $995
Used Buick Regal
162 Great Deals out of 9,954 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
424 Great Deals out of 31,920 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet Impala
611 Great Deals out of 34,797 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
752 Great Deals out of 42,817 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Caprice
175 listings starting at $9,970
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
39 Great Deals out of 2,725 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Charger
460 Great Deals out of 27,845 listings starting at $2,795
Used Dodge Challenger
264 Great Deals out of 21,424 listings starting at $6,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
248 Great Deals out of 22,275 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 815 listings starting at $1,900
Used Cadillac Eldorado
361 listings starting at $2,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.