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Bypass belt can i bypass the power steering box with smaller belt??

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You don't want to drive a car without the power steering pump connected. It's another story if you bypass the A/C...

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How do I find a belt for 02 buick rendezvous bypassing the power steering pulley. How do I find out the size of the belt needed to do this

You have a serpentine belt which is one belt running everything on the engine. You can not bypass the steering unit as we use to could when cars had several belts and power steering was optional and not factory on many vehicles. Is your steering unit not working ?

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How do i bypass a power steering pump in a 2001 mazda protege without using a smaller belt

You can't. And I wouldn't do it for several reasons. First of all, it will be really difficult to turn the wheel at slower speeds and the reaction time of turning the wheels will be increased tremendously, thus increasing your chances of getting into an accident. Having no power steering assist on a car originally designed with power steering IS NOT the same as a car with manual steering. Second: many power steering racks require some form of recirculating fluid to keep the seals and the rack lubricated. So without the pump, eventually you might seize up the rack or blow a seal and that's a nice expensive repair.

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I have a 1989 chevy pickup can not afford power steering pump can i bypass pulley with smaller serpetine belt

I is not advisable for a number of reasons. The steering will be a lot harder than even a vehicle without power steering which is a safety issue. The steering gear relies on the oil circulating through it for lubrication, so you would be putting undue stress and wear on the steering box.
By the time you spend good money for a smaller belt and a lot of time trying to make it work, you could get a used pump from a pull it yourself junkyard.

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Attempting to drive a car designed for power steering without the pump will increase the effort at the wheel so you may not be able to steer it.
Go to a junkyard and buy a used pump, cost you less.

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ya u can. but wont have power steering

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My power steering is out on my 99 voyager. Can i bypass the power steering pump with a smaller belt. If i can what size belt can i use?

This is not really possible as it needs to have the belt routed in that way. This is due to the tensioners and idlers which are routed in with the belt. It is difficult to try and figure out what length you would need. This can only be done through trail and error. But it will be difficult to bypass the idlers and tensioner.
Let me know if you need more information.

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I have a 1993 callidac and the power steering pump is gone out can i bypass it with the regular belt or do i need a different belt

You cannot drive this car without a functioning power steering as it would be almost impossible to steer. Therefore you cannot bypass the pump. Replace the defective P/S pump.

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Diesel Serpentine Belt

I have never heard of a spare pulley on an engine. If everything is working, (alternator, water pump, power steering, AC compressor ) then I guess I would not worry about it. The only other thing could be that some one placed a belt on the truck just to get it by until they could get a correct belt to fit. They are routed on top and below pulleys and it is possible to skip a pulley temporarily if you get a smaller one to get you by until the correct one can be located. Good luck

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Yes, You can Bypass the Power Steering Pump by Installing a Smaller Belt, But, It will be Really hard to Steer.

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