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1985 chevy pickup power steering belt

On a 305 chevy engine I can't seem to get the power steering pump loose so I can change the belt. Any Ideas?

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IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU ARE PROBABLY MISSING THE NUT ON THE VERY BACK OF THE PUMP. USUALLY HARD TO GET TO. YOU USUALLY HAVE A PIVOT ADJUSTMENT FROM THE FRONT SIDE (TOP), A SLIDER ADJUSTMENT IN THE 9 O'CLOCK POSITION FRONT SIDE, AND ANOTHER SLIDER ADJUSTMENT ON THE BACK.

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-2.5L engine

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Fig. 2: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-early-model 4.3L engine

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