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

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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

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