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The drive belt to the van broke this morning: so we got another one and after hours of fiddling around with the tensioner we got it in but when we try to turn on the van the belt slip out so we checked all the pulleys and found that the power steering pulley is loose so we think thats whats causing the belt to slip now we need to figue out how to take out the pulley please help 1996 ford windstar 3.8l

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You don't
Remove the entire power steering pump and install a new/rebuilt one

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