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How do I get the power steering belt tight? I have pulled the power steering pump as far over as it will go but there is still too much slack in the belt. It is the correct elt also.

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  • csjsan73 Jul 31, 2009

    I have it routed over the the pwr steering pulley and the upper motor pulley...yet there is still slack. Is there any other may to tighten it other than pulling the pump over?

  • Joel Friedenberg May 11, 2010

    Does your vehicle have a V belt on the power steering pump or is it a flat serpentine belt with a belt tensioner?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    check how you have it routed. if you get it wrong you can run into that problem.

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Apparently you've got the wrong size belt.... no other explanation.

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